Your Anaesthesia Fee

When you have a surgical procedure requiring a form of anaesthesia, this will be provided by an anaesthetist – a highly trained specialist doctor. The anaesthetist’s fees are separate from those of the surgeon and the hospital.
Each anaesthetist sets their own fees. The fee will be composed of ‘item numbers’ depending on the steps undertaken to manage your condition during your surgery. The fees for the item numbers are based on the rates suggested by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) which in turn are based on the Australian Government’s Medical Benefits Schedule rate.

Your anaesthesia invoice will comprise a number of different item numbers. These numbers relate to:

  • the type of surgery performed
  • the duration of the anaesthesia
  • particular pain management or monitoring required
  • any particular health risks

Quote for your fees (Informed Financial Consent)

To help you understand your likely cost for the anaesthesia, we will provide you with a fee estimate prior to your procedure via email, text or mail. Your final fee may vary from the estimate owing to the actual care required during your procedure. We ask that you acknowledge and consent to your fee prior to your procedure.

If you have an emergency or late add-on procedure, we may not have sufficient time prior to your procedure to provide you with this information.

To request a quote for your upcoming surgery, please complete the form below (the form will open in a secure page for protection of your personal information).