orthopaedic surgery
  • What if I don’t have any X-rays?

    Dr Ben Hewitt can organise X-rays, CT scans and Ultrasounds in West Perth at the same time as you appointment if required. If an MRI or speciality imaging is needed Dr Hewitt will be happy to organise this at a location and time that is convenient to you

  • What should I bring to my appointment?

    If you have a referral from your doctor or physio please bring it with you
    Bring any X-rays or scan results related to your problem.
    Money for Parking.
    Medicare card.
    Health insurance card.

  • Will my medical records be private and confidential?

    As with all medical records, your problem is confidential and our practice follows strict guidelines relating to keeping records private.

  • What should I wear to my appointment?

    You might think this is a funny question, but I will need to be able to examine the problem area. So wear or bring? clothing that will enable me to properly examine the area while maintaining a degree of modesty.

  • Do I Need A Referral?
    To see Dr Hewitt you do not need a referral.
    A lot of patients are referred by their GP or another specialist and this can be helpful in providing background medical history. Many patients are referred by their physiotherapist or trainer which is also fine.
    If you have a referral from a doctor it does increase the rebate you get back from medicare for your initial consultation.
  • How Do I Pay? – Fees And Billing


    Workers compensation, MVIT and Defence Force personnel have all their accounts sent directly to the insurer. There will be no out of pocket expenses.

    Normal privately insured patients may have an out of pocket expense ( known as a gap ) . The amount of this Gap is dependant on the insurer and the surgery performed. At the time of you consultation you will be given a written quote of exactly what this will be.

    Physiotherapy : Inpatient physiotherapy after your operation is an important part of your rehabilitation. All inpatient physio is covered so there will be no cost to you.

    Radiology: X-rays while you are in hospital are usually covered.

    Blood tests: There is usually no out of pocket charge.

    Fees can be complex and confusing, Dr Hewitt or his staff are very happy to discuss this in more detail if required.


    Initial consultation cost is $250 . You receive $78.05 back from medicare.

    There are no further costs for post-operative visits for the first 6 weeks.

    Follow up appointments after this time are $125 . You receive $39.25 back from medicare.

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