Patient Information

  • Things to bring on your first visit:
    • Medicare card and other cards if applicable (e.g. private insurance fund card, Veterans Affairs Card and Concession Card
    • Worker’s Compensation insurer and claim details, and claim officer details
    • Current referral from your doctor or health specialist
    • Previous X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans related to your condition. (Please bring the actual scans if possible not just the report)
    • List of your medications and their dosages.
    • Please complete the patient registration form before your appointment.
  • How do I make an appointment?
    You may request an appointment by filling out the appointment form online or contact us on 9989 2889
  • Does Dr Jalil do phone consultations or telehealth?
    Yes. Please contact our staff to arrange this.
  • Do I need to bring my scans or just the report to my consult?
    Dr Jalil prefers to look at your scans electronically rather than just the report to determine to best treatment required. Most images are now available online, but please confirm the location of where your scans were done prior to your appointment to determine if we can access the images. If online images are not available, please bring the disc or hard film.
  • Consultation fees
    Initial consultation:
    • $320, with a Medicare rebate for $118.20
    • Aged pensioner $280
    Review consultation:
    • $240, with a Medicare rebate for $78.05
    • Aged pensioner $200
    Patients can pay by bank check, cash, credit card or EFTPOS. An AMEX surcharge of 2% applies. Please note that private health funds do not contribute to consultation fees. 
  • Surgical fees
    We participate in the gap cover schemes with most health funds
  • What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

    Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat spinal disorders. It involves the use of an endoscope, which is a thin tube with a camera and light source attached to it. The endoscope is inserted through a small incision in the back, allowing the surgeon to visualize the spine and perform the necessary procedures with specialized instruments. This approach is less invasive than traditional open surgery such as microdiscectomy and laminectomy, leading to smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and faster recovery times for patients. It is used to treat conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and other spinal problems.

  • What is the cost of Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

    The cost of endoscopic spine surgery performed by Mr Fahmi Jalil is currently similar to the standard open procedures like microdiscectomy and laminectomy.

    Endoscopic spine surgery is generally covered by private health insurance, but the extent of coverage can vary depending on your specific insurance policy. As a general rule, if your private health policy includes spine surgery, then it will also cover endoscopic spine surgery.

    If you are interested in endoscopic spine surgery or have any questions, please contact our clinic so we can assist you with making an informed decision.