Fees & Quality

Our Fees

Our practice charges surgical fees based on recommendations of the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

Even if you have top hospital private health insurance, only a part of the surgical fee will be covered by Medicare and your Private Health Fund. The remainder of the fee is the out-of-pocket cost (gap). The gap closes the difference between the costs of running a safe and efficient practice, and the limited rebates provided by Medicare and the Private Health Funds.

The AMA is the national medical association that analyses the current costs of running a safe private practice and recommends fair and reasonable fees to surgeons.

Recent Medicare changes (July 2021) affect rebates for orthopaedic surgery. This includes hand and wrist surgery. Our surgical fees reflect AMA recommended rates to maintain the premium quality of the care provided by our practice.

After booking your surgical procedure, a financial consent document will be issued. This will provide full transparency of the surgical fee and the out-of-pocket costs. In most cases, we will request payment of the gap before the operation takes place. For your convenience, the remainder of the surgical fee will be charged directly to Medicare and your Private Health Fund.

Our Quality Guarantees

  • Dedicated and bespoke surgical care of the highest, up-to-date standards, tailored to your individual needs.
  • All operations are 100% performed by your surgeon, not by an assistant or registrar.
  • All operations take place in carefully selected, top quality surgery facilities only.
  • Only the highest quality and best available implants, sutures, dressings and instruments are used.
  • Complete post-operative, surgical care until your maximal recovery. There are no additional fees for our nursing care and wound dressings provided.
  • Transparent and clear (financial) documentation.
  • 24/7 direct surgeon contact access for any post-operative concerns.
  • Friendly, efficient and professional administrative support.
  • Continued and fast communication with your GP and other health care providers.


Our surgeons are specialist Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons with additional, hand surgery fellowship training endorsed by the Australian Hand Surgery Society.

Dr Smith and Dr van Minnen both focus their private practice on surgery of the hand and wrist only. Our dedicated practice allows for a unique and streamlined patient expericence. On-site hand therapy and convenient additional hand therapy locations provide convenient access to non-surgical and postoperative care.

Our quality guarantees and dedication to care of the highest national and international standards reflect in our patients' feedback.

Our high standards of care are endorsed by the professional memberships of: