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Old 27-05-2012, 06:20 PM
scoliogirl scoliogirl is offline
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Default How long did you wait for surgery?

Private insurance doesn't make a difference to waiting times is what I have been told from both my surgeons. One of them said they'll try to get me in around September, the other said that it takes about six months and then I received a letter saying I'd been placed by clinical priority which means that I can wait up to 12 months because scoliosis isn't really a deteriorating condition.

So I was wondering, how long did you or your child wait for their surgery date?

I'm from Sydney, if that helps :-).
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Old 27-05-2012, 07:48 PM
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Default Re: How long did you wait for surgery?

Hi what state are you in? it seems to vary from state to state. We are in Tas but had to go to Vic for the surgery, we only waited 4 weeks as we had private health insurance, I believe in WA the waiting times are quite long as there is only one surgeon, not 100% sure if this is completely correct though!
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Old 27-05-2012, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: How long did you wait for surgery?

Hey Amanda,

I’m from Sydney. That’s great that you only waited for four weeks, the surgeons told me that I could use private health insurance but it wouldn’t make a difference to the waiting times.
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Old 29-05-2012, 11:53 PM
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Default Re: How long did you wait for surgery?

Hi, actually there are 2 surgeons in WA and they both have very long waiting lists 14-16 months for surgery. Private health cover makes no difference in WA but it does in Victoria and NSW so we are travelling interstate for our daughter's surgery.
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Old 30-05-2012, 05:16 PM
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I was realy lucky. Like Amanda I only had to wait 4-5 weeks. I was also flown from Tas to Vic. In saying that it was 17 years since I had my surgery. I believe that was through Private health as well. Good luck to you and your daughter Jane. I hope that it all goes quickly and well for you
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Old 30-05-2012, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: How long did you wait for surgery?

Same here. I am in Hobart and my surgery was in Melbourne, four weeks after my specialist consult. I would not have liked a loooong wait.
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