Frequently Asked Questions
What are the consulting room hours?
Wasp Orthopaedics and Sports Specialists is open for consulting with Dr. du Sart 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday
Where are you located?
Unit 2/138 Spencer Street
Bunbury, WA, 6230
What should I bring to my appointment?
For your first appointment, ensure that you bring with you a copy of your referral letter, your Medicare card, and if applicable, your medical insurance details. These can all be submitted online in advance to save you time on the day if you wish:
Patient Registration Form
Please also bring with you anything relevant to the condition you are seeking opinion on – any X-rays or scan results, medications, past treatment information, and any aides or other medical devices you are using.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Dr. du Sart will take a thorough history and perform a focused physical examination in order to identify any orthopaedic problems you may be suffering from. With that in mind, wear loose fitting clothing that can be pulled up or down to expose the area of interest, or wear shorts and singlet under your clothes and be prepared to remove outer garments for exposure.
How much will it cost for me to see Dr. du Sart in the rooms or have surgery?
The cost of consultation depends on whether or not it is your first review or a subsequent review, and timing of the review after surgery. For new consultations, the Medicare rebate component is around $80, and for follow-up appointments it is around $40. The Medicare rebate will be applied on the day of consultation. There is an out of pocket expense for consultations. Informed Financial Consent will be gained before any procedure is performed – you will be given the full costs upfront before you decide to proceed, and there will be no hidden costs after the event. For further information, feel free to call the rooms and discuss these matters with our staff.
What can I expect after my operation?
Pain and swelling are expected outcomes from nearly all orthopaedic interventions. Every step will be taken to minimise this for you. Online information sheets are available on this website for many of the common orthopaedic surgeries. Following your surgery, Dr. du Sart will discuss with you the surgical findings and any specific post-operative instructions.
What payment options are available?
Our rooms have the capability to accept payment in cash or via EFTPOS. Cheques will not be accepted for payment. Direct deposit can also be arranged if required – please contact our staff to discuss these matters further if you have any concerns.