Find a surgeon at the price, availability and location which best suits you

How does it work?

Private Patient Connect directly connects patients with surgeons and makes the referral process more efficient for general practitioners. Patients can access upfront information about the fees, waitlist and location of surgeons, so they can make more informed decisions about their healthcare. It also provides surgeons with direct access to patients in need of their specialist medical care, so they can proactively grow their business.

1. Make a free request for information to surgeons

Make a free request, outlining your medical condition and need. You can also upload x-rays, scans or other information. All your information is kept confidential and secure in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We do not share your data with any third parties. If you have a medical emergency, please call 000 or go to an emergency department.

2. Receive responses from surgeons who meet your needs

Surgeons who meet your needs are notified and provide a free quote. They outline:
• when they can see you and perform an operation if required
• where they can see you
• how much it will cost.
Importantly, only you can view this information that the doctor provides - it is not publicly available.

3. Choose your preferred surgeon

Review the surgeons' information and choose your preferred surgeon. Your contact details will then be sent to the surgeon and their practice manager, and your will also receive the practice manager's contact details.

There is no cost to you to use the platform - it is free for patients!

Why do patients use Private Patient Connect?

Access vital information about surgeons to help you make more informed decisions about your health. This includes:
1 .
Fees: the fees for consultation and any required operation, which are tailored to your unique medical needs
2 .
Availability: the surgeon's availability for a consultation and operation, so you know exactly how long their waitlist is
3 .
Location: the different locations that the doctor can see you so you know it's convenient for you
4 .
Quality: the quality of the doctor, through accessing information such as their years of experience, where they trained and their areas of sub-specialisations
Choose your preferred doctor - we give you all of the necessary information so you can then make better decisions about your health
All responses are written by the doctor and their team for you personally - no responses are automated
All surgeons on our platform are verified by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Want more information about the cost to have surgery?

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to how much having surgery will cost you. This is because some costs may be covered by Medicare, some costs may be covered by private health insurance (depending on your level of cover and their policy) and some doctors may charge an out-of-pocket cost. You may also need to pay a number of different people and organisations when you have surgery – this depends on your medical needs. Click on the link below for a more detailed overview.

Search for surgeons

Search for surgeons who can help with your medical need. You will need to make an online request to receive private and personalised information about the doctors' fees and waitlist

Dr. R B
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hip and knee replacement, knee arthroscopy and knee ligament reconstruction

Dr. D P
Urological Surgeon

Prostate cancer, male urinary problems, kidney stones

Dr. V S
Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon

Adenoids, tonsils, grommets, snoring, OSA

Dr. J H
General Surgeon

Melanoma, skin cancers, soft tissue tumours, thyroid disease

Dr. R B
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hip and knee replacement, knee arthroscopy and knee ligament reconstruction

Dr. D P
Urological Surgeon

Prostate cancer, male urinary problems, kidney stones

Dr. V S
Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon

Adenoids, tonsils, grommets, snoring, OSA

Dr. J H
General Surgeon

Melanoma, skin cancers, soft tissue tumours, thyroid disease

Privacy and security guarantee

Any confidential information a patient or specialist doctor provides will be treated with complete recognition of your privacy rights. Any patient information or commercially sensitive information will only be shared with those you consent to share the information with. For patients, this will only be the specialist doctor you have selected to help you. For surgeons, this will only be patients who have a medical need you can assist with.

Patient information is only sent to surgeons who meet their medical needs. All data transmitted is encrypted by SHA2 & 2048-bit encryption. No patient information is shared via email. Surgeons require a secure and time sensitive link to view patients' information

We abide by the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act (1988) Cth

We will not share contact details with anyone, until we have received consent to share this information

We will never share any identifiable information about your business to any third party - only the patient who has requested the doctors' information can view it

Patient information is only sent to surgeons who meet their medical needs. All data transmitted is encrypted by SHA2 & 2048-bit encryption. No patient information is shared via email. Surgeons require a secure and time sensitive link to view patients' information

We abide by the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act (1988) Cth

We will not share contact details with anyone, until we have received consent to share this information

We will never share any identifiable information about your business to any third party - only the patient who has requested the doctors' information can view it

Partners and supporters

Private Patient Connect is in a mentoring program with Johnson and Johnson and Herbert Smith Freehills. Herbert Smith Freehills provides no legal advice to Private Patient Connect.