What is a Nasendoscopy and why would I need to have one?
Nasendoscopy involves passing a small flexible telescope, about the size of a piece of spaghetti, into the nostrils, to look directly at all parts of the nose, the back of the nose, and the throat, as far down as the voice box and beginning of the food pipe. The procedure takes about one minute in total, and a numbing spray is used to make the experience more comfortable. Performing a Nasendoscope allows Dr Reid to make an accurate diagnosis of nose and throat conditions, as well as many ear problems, and will often avoid the need for more expensive and invasive investigations.
Does Dr Reid see all ear, nose and throat conditions?
Dr Reid can assess and diagnose all ENT conditions. Dr Reid is skilled in treating most conditions in this area. Although there are a small number of very complex ENT operations that he does not perform, he will facilitate rapid referral to another colleague skilled in these if appropriate for your care.
What is No-Gap and Known-Gap Insurance Agreements?
Please contact your health fund to understand if you have No-Gap or Known-Gap insurance cover. Known-Gap policies will see you pay for only an agreed amount of the Surgeons fees direct to the Surgery, with the rest being claimed by the Surgery from your insurer. A No-Gap policy sees an agreed amount claimed by the Surgery from your insurer, with no portion paid to the surgery by yourself. These policies are only offered if the Surgeon participates in No-Gap agreements. This practice does not participate in no-gap agreements with any health fund. Where the practice has a known-gap agreement with your health fund, the known gap will be charged. In all other circumstances, the full amount of the procedure will be charged and you can claim separately from your health fund after the procedure is performed.