Frequently asked questions
Do I need a referral?
A referral from your Podiatrist or GP is not required, but if you have one, please bring it along, as we will keep close correspondence with them.
What can I expect at my initial specialist consultation?
You will be required to complete a Registration Form for the clinic and your medical history will be reviewed and assessed
At the initial consultation dr. Baarini will be sure to thoroughly assess your presenting problem. He will take his time and provide a careful approach to developing a management pathway for your condition. Surgery will only ever be offered as a final management solution, after all other options have been exhausted and not been sufficient in addressing your issue.
A very calm and personal approach will be taken during this specialist consultation. You will be sure to receive an empathetic approach to the care of your foot and ankle issues.
Dr Baarini will generally spend an hour with you discussing your specific concerns as well as the possible procedural options that you may benefit from. Photographs will usually be taken.
If you have a date in mind for your surgery, it may be booked during your first or subsequent consultation.
What happens after the first consultation?
You will usually be encouraged to attend a second consultation. This allows time for you to consider all the information you have been given, prepare questions and conduct your own research.
It also allows time for a cost estimate to be prepared and sent to you. A suitable date & time for your surgery will be organised & any additional blood tests, x-rays, or other imaging will be arranged.
What are the costs of surgery?
With all surgical procedures there are three costs that need to be considered. These are the surgical fee, the anaesthetic fee and the hospital fee. Currently, many private health funds do not cover the surgical fee.
The anaesthetic fee is time dependent, while the hospital fee may vary depending on which hospital you choose to have your surgery performed at. We will prepare a detailed invoice which will explain and itemise all the costs that are associated with your procedure.
Will I need to go to hospital for my procedure?
Most foot & ankle procedures can be performed in a day surgery setting and will be performed in an accredited private hospital. Smaller procedures can be performed under local anaesthetic alone, while larger procedures will require general anaesthetic.
The majority of the time you may go home the same day as surgery, while for larger procedures a brief hospital stay may be required.
How do I make contact with Dr. Baarini
For all appointments and inquiries please call (03) 93918201
Alternatively you can email on