Hey guys can anyone recommend an awesome ear specialist in Melbourne for a surfers ear opperation? or is it a go anywhere thing these days? any help would be very much appreciated. Cheers
Also if you have no Health insurance and you just need to pay and get it done, what are the rough costs? thanks
Not sure of the situation in Melbourne but the surgery can be done through the public system and by the same specialists if you’re prepared to go on a waiting list. In NSW out of Tweed hospital the wait was 18 months but I got a call after 7 months but had moved to the MNC by then. If cost is your big worry it’s worth checking out your local base hospital.
@surfaboutoz , rough cost if you have no insurance and don’t use public system is $5000 per ear . Ive had both done 1 year apart
This guy did mine, did a good job, didn’t have to cut the back of my ear open either. dayan chandrasekara
Neil Vallance is an extremely experienced ENT surgeon, with a vast amount of exostoses surgery's
performed. I'm just back from day surgery today after just having my 2nd ear done. Pain is minimal. Ears were almost fully closed over with the bone growth.Very happy with the outcomes of the surgeries considering the amount of blockage. Worth spending the money and not taking any risks with this type of surgery imo.. He operates out of Frankston Private and also Cabrini,( I think), closer to the city. Best of luck!
Has anyone got a recommendation for a top notch surgeon in SA?
Both my ears were done through the public system by Dr Trish MacFarlane. No complaints and I hear she travels to the west coast to operate as well. I've also met with Dr Kym Diamantis, and he helped me with an ear virus which was new to me but apparently common in Autumn. Kym's a nice guy to talk to and operates in the Adelaide cbd.
Thanks Ash, greatly appreciated
Anyone know of surgeons doing just chisel (i.e. not chisel and drill) in Australia? Information has been hard to find. For what it's worth (in case anyone is interested), I found that Michael Busby in SEQLD does combo chisel / drill where possible.