No private insurance?

We are happy to see urgent patients without private insurance in the rooms for consultations. If you need to have an operation and you do not have an insurer, or your insurance does not cover surgery at a private hospital, you will be placed on the waiting list at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Depending on the urgency of your operation the wait may be anywhere from 1 to 6 months on average. There will be no charge at all to you for surgery performed at the public hospital. Please note that although we will endeavour to look after you personally whilst at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, in some cases your operation may be done under the supervision of another neurosurgeon.