Sydney Fibroid Clinic FAQs
For details on Sydney Fibroid Clinic’s locations, programs, fees and payment plans, please see our frequently asked questions below.
Where are you based?
Sydney Fibroid Clinic consulting rooms are in Bella Vista, Chatswood, Wahroonga and Westmead. More information on where we’re based can be found here.
Do you treat out of region patients?
Sydney Fibroid Clinic treats patients from all over Sydney, regional NSW and interstate. If you are far from us, we do have a fast-track program for out of region patients, to minimise travelling.
Do you treat international patients?
Sydney Fibroid Clinic can treat international patients. Please see our fast-track program for out of region patients.
Do I need a referral to come to Sydney Fibroid Clinic?
A GP referral is required if you wish to claim a Medicare rebate for your consultation. A gynecologist’s referral is required to claim Medicare and health fund rebates for uterine fibroid embolisation. If you have not seen a gynaecologist, you may opt to see one of our onsite gynaecologists in a joint consultation.
Do I need private health insurance?
Dr Eisen Liang runs a private interventional radiology practice and performs procedures at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital, and the Mater Hospital North Sydney. All the above hospitals are private institutions. To be treated in these hospitals by Dr Liang himself, you will need to be in a private health fund.
However, women without private health funds may choose to self-fund their procedure. Medicare covers the majority of the doctor’s fee. The private hospital fee is around $5,000. If you are interested in self-funding your procedure, please contact us for an up to date quote.
How much is a consultation?
Dr Liang’s initial consultation fee is $280. Medicare rebates approximately $75.
Dr Liang’s follow-up consultation fee is $130. Medicare rebates approximately $37.
Dr Liang’s gynecologist associates charge slightly different rates. If you are seeing a second specialist at Sydney Fibroid Clinic, a discounted rate may apply, depending on the complexity of your case.
How much does UFE / UAE usually cost if I’m insured?
Assuming your private health insurance covers the item numbers 35410 or 35321, costs are mostly covered by Medicare and your health fund. In general, with the government’s health fund reform you’ll need a need Silver or Gold level of cover.
Dr Liang is a known gap provider. A gap fee of $500 – $1,000 may apply and is payable to the doctor’s rooms prior to your procedure date.
If you have an excess or co-pay with your health fund, this is payable to the hospital on admission. There are no anesthetist or assistant fees. Please note pathology or medication fees may apply.
How much does UFE / UAE usually cost if I’m not insured?
If you are uninsured or your health fund policy does not cover 35321 or 35410, the approximate fees are as follows.
The hospital fee (theatre fee and 1-night accommodation) is from $5,500, depending on the hospital you choose.
Dr Liang’s fee is around $2500 out-of-pocket.
Your total out-of-pocket budget should be around $8,000.
What is the fast-track program for out of region patients?
For out of region patients, Sydney Fibroid Clinic’s fast-track program aims to streamline the work-up process for women suffering heavy bleeding, period pain and other symptoms associated with fibroids and adenomyosis.
The initial consultation can be done over the phone, discussing your symptoms, evaluating your imaging, going through treatment options and answering questions about UFE/UAE. If at the end of the initial consultation you are considered a potential candidate for UFE/UAE, and you are keen to proceed, you will come to Sydney to have the MRI scan at our preferred MRI sites, then come to see us at our clinic soon after the MRI (do not wait for report).
If the MRI confirms your suitability for UFE/UAE, the procedure can be performed the following day.
You’ll stay 1 – 2 nights in hospital following the procedure, then you can choose to fly home (if your flight is less than 2 hours) or stay in Sydney for few more days (if your flight is more than 2 hours).
The phone consultation fee is $280. This is not Medicare rebatable. A MRI of your uterus with our preferred provider is $360. This is not Medicare rebatable.
An initial consultation with Dr Eisen Liang is $280 (reduced to $150 if you have already done the phone consult). This consultation occurs on the same day as the MRI. Medicare rebates approximately $75.
The procedure is scheduled the next day. A known gap fee of $500 – $1,000 may apply, or there may be a self-funding rate. Hospital excess may be payable, if applicable.
Follow-ups consultations are required at three and six months respectively. If you live in a rural or interstate location, Sydney Fibroid Clinic may organise the three month follow-up phone consultation, but this is not Medicare rebatable. You will need to see Dr Liang for the six month follow-up with a progress MRI to determine the success of the procedure and whether further treatment is required.
Is there a payment plan if I wish to self-fund?
Yes. Sydney Fibroid Clinic can arrange a monthly payment plan through Zip Money to cover the hospital fee and the doctor’s gap fee. Please contact us for details.