Consultations with Dr Lewis Blennerhassett
During the pandemic, we have recently been conducting most of our consultations either over the phone or as a videoconference. This has been quite good for certain types of consultations, such as skin cancer reviews, and follow-up reviews of patients. However, many consultations really need to be performed face-to-face, such as certain cosmetic consultations, as well as hand examinations that require a physical examination.
At this time, seeing patients face-to-face for non-urgent conditions, such as many cosmetic conditions, is still not permitted or recommended across the board. However, we will be commencing limited consultations face-to-face for hand examinations as of 14/5/20, as well as some other certain situations, such as a condition where there is pain or disability.
Surgical procedures being performed now due to COVID-19 restriction changes
Dr Lewis Blennerhassett is continuing to perform emergency procedures, and some elective procedures at this time.
According to the Government Guidelines, elective surgery can take place if it is Category 1 (Surgery which needs to take place within 30 days to avoid an adverse outcome) or Category 2 (surgery which should take place within 90 days to avoid an adverse outcome).
Some Category 3 surgical procedures are also allowed at this time, such as IVF, procedures for patients under 18 years of age, joint replacements, cataracts and a few others.
From a Plastic Surgery perspective, this means that there has been a slight loosening of the restrictions on which procedures can be performed.
At the moment, as well as continuing with emergency surgery and cancer surgery, we are also starting to perform hand surgical procedures such as Carpal Tunnel Surgery and Dupuytren’s Surgery.
While my Subiaco Plastic Surgery rooms are still OPEN, to protect you and my staff and anaesthetist;
Join us on our Instagram and Facebook @DrLewisB and we will keep you up to date on how we are helping with the fight against the virus and when operating theatres will be open again.
Stay healthy and stay home and support healthcare workers going to work for you
Best cosmetic surgeon perth, Best plastic surgeon perth - now there is a more effective way than a random google search to find a highly trained, experienced surgeon.
Shout out to my patients with post operative wounds who won’t be able to go into the water for a bit. I too love swimming and surfing but you need to know that it’s important for you to keep your wound dry and stay out of the water.
Read the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons official statement and research into the risks of breast implant surgery.
Over the past few years Medicare has been assessing its schedule extensively and, as a result, many procedures in the plastic and reconstructive area, which had previously been partially claimable from Medicare, have been deleted or their criteria has been altered.