Dr Stephen Allison

Colorectal & General Surgeon - Leading Edge Patient Care

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Why see a Colorectal Surgeon2020-04-26T12:25:14+10:00

Why do I need to see a Colorectal Surgeon?

If you have a problem with your bowel or bottom, ask your GP for a referral to a Colorectal Surgeon and you can feel assured that you and your condition is receiving the best specialist care available.

Colorectal surgeons have completed 4 years of general surgical training in all the fields of General Surgery including colorectal surgery, hernia repair, gall bladder surgery, upper gastrointestinal surgery, breast surgery, oncology including melanoma and endocrine surgery.

After completion of this training, colorectal surgeons undergo two further years of sub-specialist training in order to be called Colorectal Surgeons. This training must be recognized and accredited by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. This society assesses whether the subspecialist training has met the rigorous requirements of colorectal training in Australia and New Zealand. Only then can a surgeon be called a Colorectal Surgeon.

How can I best make an appointment to see Dr Allison?2020-04-26T12:23:29+10:00

You can make an appointment by phoning the clinic on 07 3397 2634 during office hours of 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Or if it’s now after the weekend or after business hours, you can send us a message from our CONTACT PAGE and we will be in touch promptly the next working day.

At the time of making your appointment you may be asked for the reason for your referral. This is important to allow appropriate scheduling.

What should I bring to my appointment?2020-09-07T21:28:14+10:00
  • Referral from your GP or other specialist. As Dr Allison is a specialist, you will be entitled to a Medicare rebate on all consultations. Without a referral you will only be able to claim the Medicare rebate you get after seeing a General Practitioner.
  • X-Rays and Pathology. Dr Allison prefers to see the original hard copies (or discs) of X rays rather than just have the report. Please also bring copies of any relevant blood, urine, histology or other pathology. More recently, with the age of the internet, many investigations are available upon presentation for your consultation.
  • Your Medicare, DVA and Health Fund details.
  • Accompanying person. You may like to bring family members or friends to accompany you during your consultation. Dr Allison understands this is comforting for many people and encourages communication with the significant people who will support you during your surgical journey.
If my condition is urgent, will I receive a priority appointment?2020-09-07T21:29:07+10:00

If you are being referred for bowel cancer, Dr Allison will see you the same week.

If you have an urgent condition which is not bowel cancer, please notify the staff who will accommodate your appointment appropriately or discuss your condition with Dr Allison. In particular, Dr Allison will see all patients with significant promptly. Dr Allison is willing to discuss your condition with your referring doctor if required.

Is there a consultation fee and what other payment information should I be aware of?2020-04-26T12:23:44+10:00

Dr Allison’s clinic is not a bulk-billing practice. You will be required to pay for consultations on the day you are seen. You will be informed of the consultation fee and the expected Medicare Rebate when making your appointment. You can inquire further about the consultation fees by contacting our staff on 07 3397 2634.

Further information regarding payment and additional fees can be found HERE.

Does Dr Allison bulk bill?2020-04-26T12:23:48+10:00

This is not a bulk-billing practice. The exception to this are Department of Veteran Affairs patients who are bulk-billed through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

How can I best make an appointment to see Dr Allison?2020-04-26T12:23:29+10:00

You can make an appointment by phoning the clinic on 07 3397 2634 during office hours of 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Or if it’s now after the weekend or after business hours, you can send us a message from our CONTACT PAGE and we will be in touch promptly the next working day.

At the time of making your appointment you may be asked for the reason for your referral. This is important to allow appropriate scheduling.

What should I bring to my appointment?2020-09-07T21:28:14+10:00
  • Referral from your GP or other specialist. As Dr Allison is a specialist, you will be entitled to a Medicare rebate on all consultations. Without a referral you will only be able to claim the Medicare rebate you get after seeing a General Practitioner.
  • X-Rays and Pathology. Dr Allison prefers to see the original hard copies (or discs) of X rays rather than just have the report. Please also bring copies of any relevant blood, urine, histology or other pathology. More recently, with the age of the internet, many investigations are available upon presentation for your consultation.
  • Your Medicare, DVA and Health Fund details.
  • Accompanying person. You may like to bring family members or friends to accompany you during your consultation. Dr Allison understands this is comforting for many people and encourages communication with the significant people who will support you during your surgical journey.
If my condition is urgent, will I receive a priority appointment?2020-09-07T21:29:07+10:00

If you are being referred for bowel cancer, Dr Allison will see you the same week.

If you have an urgent condition which is not bowel cancer, please notify the staff who will accommodate your appointment appropriately or discuss your condition with Dr Allison. In particular, Dr Allison will see all patients with significant promptly. Dr Allison is willing to discuss your condition with your referring doctor if required.

Is there a consultation fee and what other payment information should I be aware of?2020-04-26T12:23:44+10:00

Dr Allison’s clinic is not a bulk-billing practice. You will be required to pay for consultations on the day you are seen. You will be informed of the consultation fee and the expected Medicare Rebate when making your appointment. You can inquire further about the consultation fees by contacting our staff on 07 3397 2634.

Further information regarding payment and additional fees can be found HERE.

Does Dr Allison bulk bill?2020-04-26T12:23:48+10:00

This is not a bulk-billing practice. The exception to this are Department of Veteran Affairs patients who are bulk-billed through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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To arrange an appointment please call 07 3397 2634

If it is now after hours, please use this form to request a callback and we’ll be in touch promptly.

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