At Dr Roth’s office in Dee Why (head office) you will find a large car park underneath the commercial offices. If you park on level B2 you can easily take the lift straight to level 2.Dr Roth’s secretaries will hand you the “new patient form”, which can also be completed online beforehand, here – New patient registration form.Dr Roth nearly always runs to time so you may want to arrive a few minutes beforehand.Dr Roth will call you into his office and listen carefully as you go through the particular concerns and problems that need to be addressed. Any in-office procedures that need to be performed (for sample nasendoscopy or a micro-ear suction) will all be bulk billed directly to Medicare.
If you are seeking advice regarding a possible rhinoplasty, Dr Roth will:
Take a complete and thorough medical history including asking about previous nasal injuries, sinus infections, allergy
Carefully check the symmetry and study the strengths and weaknesses of your nose
Examine your nose externally as well as internally using a nasal endoscopy to fully evaluate the structural integrity of your nose
Examine your face from different angles: the front, side, from below, while resting and while smiling
May use computer imaging to view how your nose might look with different procedures. This does take time the prepare these images so if you are interested in this you may like to let us know in advance so we can book you a longer consultation.
Encourage you to ask any questions or express concerns
Arrange any investigations that may be necessary
It is very common for Dr Roth to review patients over at least two consultations before surgery. This is particularly relevant to patients having cosmetic surgery.
For your consultation you are very welcome and encouraged to bring a friend or family member.
Once the consultation is complete a consultation fee will need to be paid to the secretaries. Part of this fee can be claimed back from Medicare.
You will not feel rushed. We will take as much time as is needed for you.
If you require surgery a quote can be prepared at the time of your visit. This often takes approximately ten minutes for the secretaries to do as they need to select the particular item numbers for your particular surgery and often check the rebate from your health fund. Please be patient as we calculate this for you. Each fund pays different amounts and even within funds certain plans pay at different rates. You will be provided with a written quotation that shows you exactly what Medicare and your health fund will pay and any out of pocket expenses. The surgery quote will be for Dr Roth’s services only and will be all inclusive. This will not change following the surgery.
When surgery is required you will also receive a bill from the anaesthetist and possibly from the hospital. If you have private health care often there is no out of pocket cost for the hospital component. We can give you a guide as to what these other fees will be (hospital and anaesthetist) but usually you will need to check with the anaesthetist themself and your health fund or the hospital as well.
When you require surgery you will need to select a hospital and a date. A booking form will be completed that then needs to be posted in to the hospital to confirm your booking.
Where do I find information about my hospital admission?
Information about the admission procedures for the various hospitals at which Dr Roth works can be found here – Admissions InformationIf you do not find what you need here please do not hesitate to let us know and we will help you to find the information.
What special interests and training does Dr Roth have?
Dr Roth has subspecialty interests in paediatric ENT problems, nose and sinus disorders and facial reconstructive surgery. He has been involved in research involving comparing techniques for tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy that minimise pain post-operatively.After completing his Ear, Nose and Throat training in Australia, Dr Roth competed in the American Rhinologic Society fellowship match program and completed a further twelve month fellowship in Advanced Rhinology and Facial plastic surgery at RUSH University in Chicago. This involved helping to manage a busy clinic of patients with nose and sinus disorders as well as comprehensive training in advanced rhinology and facial plastic surgery. He then travelled to Europe to complete a European Association of Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship.During his overseas fellowships Dr Roth also received comprehensive training in allergy testing and treatment.
Do you offer any non-surgical cosmetic treatments?
There are a variety of non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments that can help restore a youthful appearance. These include injections to relax facial muscles and make wrinkles and lines appear less obvious, and dermal fillers, which are injected into creases and wrinkles to fill them out. There are also chemical peel treatments, which use chemicals to remove the outer layer of skin cells, and microdermabrasion, which uses fine crystals and a vacuum to achieve the same results. Finally, there are non-surgical laser treatments, which are useful for removing unwanted facial hair and lightening dark spots on the skinCurrently. Currently Dr Roth does not offer any non-surgical treatments. He would recommend you attend a cosmetic dermatologist who specialises in these treatments. Dr Roth refers local patients to Dr Terence Poon in Neutral Bay
Is cosmetic surgery safe?
All surgical procedures carry some level of risk. To reduce your chances of complications, be sure to follow all of Dr Roth’s pre- and post-operative instructions carefully.
Are cosmetic procedures covered by health insurance?
If you need surgery for reconstructive purposes, insurance may cover your procedure. In general, however, cosmetic surgeries are considered elective and are not covered. Dr Roth can help you determine if, and to what extent, your insurance will cover your costs.
I am having surgery with Dr Roth, where can I find information about my post-operative care?
Important information about your post-operative care can be found in the patient resources section of this website.Here is the link.If anything requires clarification please do not hesitate to contact our office via phone or email.
What is the right age for cosmetic surgery?
There is generally no “right age,” as each surgery is unique and everybody ages at different rates. Genetic factors and lifetime sun exposure play an important role.Some procedures can be performed even on children. Correction of prominent ears (an otoplasty) is commonly performed in children. This is not usually undertaken until children’s ears have matured at about the age of five. Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed at any age but generally only major problems are addressed before the age of 16.