Procedures

What sort of procedures can be done, why do you do them, and what is involved?

It is important to remember that prior to any procedure, a consultation with your doctor is required in order to ensure it is an appropriate next step, that you understand it and consent to it with a full understanding of potential complications.

Wedge resection

This involves removing part of your toenail where it is growing into the skin, for an ingrown toenail.

Contraception

  • Implanon Insertion – a small flexible rod inserted under the skin of the upper arm. This releases progestogen (similar to progesterone) which is naturally produced by the female body preventing pregnancy for up to three years.
  • IUD Insertion – a small contraceptive device is placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy or in some cases to control heavy periods.

Iron Infusion

Infusions of iron to increase your iron stores rapidly by delivering a dose of iron through a vein with an intravenous drip, while monitoring your body’s response and ensuring this is done safely.

Aclasta Infusion

These are used for the treatment of osteoporosis as an intravenous dose of an infusion.

Ear Syringing

This is used to remove excess wax from the ear canal using warm water to gently irrigate the ear canal.  Please use a wax softener into the ear for 2 consecutive days prior to ear syringing.

Minor Fractures

These are treated by stabilising the affected bone using a plaster cast, brace, or sling.

Excision of skin lesions

Small skin cancers, cysts, moles, lumps, bumps, and skin tags can be removed depending on where they are on the body.  Larger lesions may require a specialist to be involved.

Sometimes these can be appropriately removed using liquid nitrogen which is also available.

Please also see this page regarding skin checks:  Click here for more information.

Acupuncture

In this procedure tiny needles are inserted in the body resulting in the stimulation of the body’s natural healing abilities.  

Please see this separate page for details on acupuncture and moxibustion: Click here for more information.

Who does the procedure for me?

The doctor will always be doing your procedure but might be accompanied by a nurse for assistance.

Please note: Not all doctors perform all the procedures listed.  The doctor you see may be able to perform one procedure but might have to refer you to another doctor in the clinic to perform a different procedure.

How much does a procedure cost?

The cost involved in a procedure may vary significantly, and is dependent on the Medicare rebate, the time it takes to do the procedure, and the medical supplies involved.

Please see the fees page or speak to reception for an accurate cost.