Its a public hospital (http://www.sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au/powh/index.asp). But, even if its public, private treatments would be performed there, and I would think it would depend on a surgeon taking referrals for treatment under the public system. I had one of my treatments at a public hospital. When the dr found out I had selected to have the treatment sooner rather than wait for an opening on the public system, he quickly re-arranged his schedule to perform the procedure under the public system. ie I think it was free. We take easy access to free medical treatment for granted here in Australia.Cece wrote:If Prince of Wales is a private hospital, does that mean it is self-pay?
MsMezza wrote:Dr Varcoe works within Prince of Wales Private Hospital. It is a hospital at the right of the public Prince of Wales Hospital.
I have been treated by him - in August 2011. Great results as per usual, which didn't last more than 3.5months (which is usual for me).
He's very compassionate and quite knowledgeable about CCSVI - however, I am unsure if he assesses renal and iliac veins.
Ultrasound I had in Melbourne (I live there).. however, it is also offered in Newcastle (2 hour drive from sydney). Dr. Varcoe also prefers an MRV before surgery, which is about $280 out of pocket.
allynz wrote:Both replied super quick and super brief. Dr T said he hadn't taken any new appointments in 2 years due to the trial which was over subscribed. Dr Bester just said he was no longer involved but suggested Dr Varcoe with whom I had already been in touch. To me the speed of the replies indicated they wanted to help but couldn't for whatever reason.
Just to throw more confusion into the mix. I have been treated twice in Australia, and once by Dr Sclafani. My first procedure was supposedly by "Dr Bester"; ie it was through his office. However, on the day, I was actually treated by a different doctor This guy, was youngish and I THINK was possibly of French background (a BIG guess, could of been from anywhere, but I'm pretty sure he did not grow up here).allynz wrote:Both replied super quick and super brief. Dr T said he hadn't taken any new appointments in 2 years due to the trial which was over subscribed. Dr Bester just said he was no longer involved but suggested Dr Varcoe with whom I had already been in touch. To me the speed of the replies indicated they wanted to help but couldn't for whatever reason.
Mr Milne at Epworth. Hopefully he wont be upset at me for providing this... http://www.pymilne.com.au/Ops-Pros-MrPeterYMilne.htmCureOrBust wrote:Also, when I was treated by Prof T, I actually booked through the office of a different doctor, through a private hospital in Melbourne, at which Prof T attended the procedure. I'll look around for his name.
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