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Background

Mr Kosta Calligeros is an Australian born and trained Orthopaedic Surgeon. He received his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2012 before completing post-fellowship training at Monash Health in 2013. Mr Calligeros completed further sub-specialty training at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh 2014-15.

Mr Calligeros aims to provide patients with high quality, evidence based care. He is committed to effective communication to create a partnership in care between the service, the patient and the primary care practitioner.

 

Practice Principles

Principle Orthopaedics is founded on:

Accepted evidenced based best practice
High ethical standards
Empathy and compassion
Mr Calligeros aims to address and relieve the symptoms of orthopaedic conditions including:

Degenerative diseases of the lower limb including arthritis and revision arthroplasty
Traumatic injury and its consequences
Sporting injuries

Financial Consent

Financial consent is discussed in the consultation by either myself or one of my staff. We aim to give complete clarity regarding of out of pocket expenses prior to any surgery being finalised.

Out of pocket expenses reflect the high cost of operating a private practice.  The Federal Government freeze of indexation of Medicare rebates since 2011 has had a substantial impact on the size of surgical gaps.

Out of pocket expenses are also dependent on the health fund variation in payment for services rendered. For example, if you have NIB as your hospital health fund provider you are more likely to have a large gap than HCF. Please don't hesitate to enquire regarding these variations if they are not clearly explained.

Generally out of pocket expenses after insurance will be less than $800 depending on the complexity of the surgery. This, however, does not include hospital insurance excess, independent fees for anaesthetists and assistants.