A proportion of the consultation fee will be rebatable from Medicare. Consultation fees should be paid at the time of the consultation by cash, EFTPOS, VISA or Mastercard.

For many procedures, Dr Rao takes part in the no-gap system. Co-payment is required for some surgical procedures.

Being privately insured covers the cost of the hospital, however if you do not have health insurance and you wish to pay for the procedure yourself, we will provide you with an itemised quote for the surgery, the anaesthetic, the assistant and the hospital costs.

Dr Rao is at the following private hospital: Lingard Private Hospital.

Meet Dr Rao

Dr Rao is a Newcastle Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. He graduated from medicine at the University of Sydney and trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in Newcastle and also in Queensland.

He also undertook further training by way of fellowship with world famous Dr Terry Saxby in Brisbane in 2008. He has also conducted further training by attending numerous courses overseas, in Thailand, the USA and right across Australia.