“Every patient receives individualised attention from Dr. Merten beginning with an informative consultation and continuing throughout the post-surgical follow-up period.”
Your first visit to Dr. Merten’s rooms is your chance to get to know each other, discuss your reasons for wanting surgery, and to learn more about the surgery. Your initial consultation will take about 45 minutes and you will be given information sheets to take home. Feel free to bring a friend or spouse with you if you like.
Dr. Merten will ask about your medical history and conduct a physical examination. After your concerns are assessed, the options for achieving the result that you want will be discussed. Using the most advanced surgical techniques, dramatic or subtle changes can be made, depending on your personal goals and aims of the operation.
Photographs will be taken to allow for planning of the surgery and to assess results following your surgery. These will be kept strictly confidential between Dr. Merten and his staff.
Modern surgery is typically safe but, despite highest standards of surgical practice, there are always potential risks and complications. These will be discussed during your consultation.
Usually two or more consultations will be necessary to help ensure a safe and successful procedure. At your second consultation, it is helpful to come prepared with a list of questions you may have.
A referral from your GP is preferred as this provides us with your medical history. Some procedures are eligible for rebates, and your consultation may be partly rebateable from Medicare if you have a referral from your GP.
Dr. Merten and his staff are available at all times to discuss any issues or to clarify any questions you may have. To ensure a successful outcome, we encourage patients to be well informed before making a decision to go ahead with surgery. We believe in helping you make the right choices without placing you under pressure to make these important decisions.