All the information you need to begin and prepare for your journey to better health…
We want to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible, so it is important that you are prepared for your first consultation with us. Below are some points to remember:
- Your referral letter
- Your completed patient information and medical history forms. Form can be downloaded via the button below
- Any x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasounds or bone scans. Please bring the actual images (either digital or hardcopy), a report is not enough.
- Any prior operation reports or discharge summaries
- Your Medicare and private health insurance details
- Worker’s compensation or 3rd party details
- Bring a trusted person with you to the consultation. This can often help with any questions you may have
- Please wear appropriate clothing that will enable easy examination of your knee or shoulder
- On your first visit, Dr Yeoh will spend time with you, obtaining a detailed history of your problem, and performing a focused examination. He will then review any imaging you may have brought with you.
- If appropriate, he may send you for further imaging or physiotherapy. If he thinks an operation will help you, he will discuss this with you at length
Frequently Asked Questions
A referral from a GP is the best way to ensure that you receive a Medicare rebate for your consultation. Specialists can also refer you, but these only last for 3 months. A physiotherapist can refer you to see Dr Yeoh, but unfortunately Medicare will not rebate you for this consultation.
Bring any x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, bone scans or ultrasounds. Also bring any records of previous operations.
Wear something comfortable that can either be taken off, or allows easy visualisation of your shoulder or knee.
This depends on your particular problem. Many orthopaedic conditions can be successfully treated without surgery, and others require surgery to fix. Dr Yeoh will explain all the options, the pros and cons of each, and you can make an informed decision.
Dr Yeoh operates at The Mater Private, Norwest Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, and Sydney Adventist Hospital. He also operates at St Vincent’s Public Hospital. Usually you can choose which location you would like, unless there are pressing medical or surgical issues which will determine a particular hospital.
This depends on what surgery you have and what type of work you do. Dr Yeoh will discuss your individual situation with you.
In general, you should not drive until you are confident that you have full control of your vehicle at all times. This is usually around 6 weeks after major surgery to your leg, or between 5-10 days after minor surgery. You should never drive if you are wearing a splint, sling or cast.
Physiotherapy is necessary for most conditions after an operation. Dr Yeoh and his team will organise a physiotherapist for you or Dr Yeoh and his team are happy to liaise with a physiotherapist of your choice.
This could be a problem, and you need to call the office as soon as you can. If you can, email us a picture of what you are worried about to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can decide what to do.
No. This has been proven to increase your risk of infection. The staff at the hospital will use special surgical clippers if necessary once you come in for your operation.
Dr Yeoh and his team are here to support you and answer any questions you may have along the way.