What to expect as a patient of Mr Andrew MacLeod.

Mr Andrew MacLeod General Surgeon Wangaratta

What should I bring to my initial appointment?

Please make sure to bring your GP referral letter and any relevant medical imaging reports which you have access to (such as X-rays, ultrasounds or CT reports), and results of blood tests or biopsies.

It is also helpful to have a list of your current medications and past medical history. Much of this information is often included on your GP referral letter.

Please also bring your Medicare Card, and details of any private health insurance you may hold.


Will Private Health Insurance cover my surgery?

In general terms, yes.

Mr MacLeod does not charge a “Gap” fee if you elect to use your private health insurance.

However, many private health insurers charge their members an “excess” for the first time a claim is made on the policy each year. You should contact your private health insurance company to have any excess fee clearly explained. For patients wishing to be admitted to a public hospital as a private patient, often the hospital will cover this excess fee - please clarify this with Mr MacLeod's rooms if there is any doubt.

Other circumstances where private health insurance may not cover the full cost of treatment include:

  • The initial appointment to see Mr MacLeod in the consulting rooms (this is partially covered by Medicare)

  • Anaesthetist fees

  • Procedures undertaken in the consulting rooms under local anaesthetic, such as removal of moles, small skin cancers and cysts. The cost of local anaesthetic procedures in Mr MacLeod's minor procedure room is $100.

If you have any questions regarding any fee relating to your treatment, please contact Wangaratta Specialist Centre here.