Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

For all appointments and enquiries, please contact us on (02) 8622 1455.

Our practice hours are from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays). For urgent appointments please ask your GP or specialist to call us.

If you wish to book an appointment with us please email admin@westernsydneyvascular.com.au and someone will get back to you within one business day. Please leave your best contact number on your email.

Where are your rooms?

Our surgeons have consulting rooms at Westmead next door to Westmead Private Hospital.
Dr Cho also consults at The SAN and Katoomba.
Dr Daly also consults at Norwest Private Hospital
Prof Mohan also consults at Norwest Private Hospital and The SAN
Dr Vicaretti also consults at Norwest Private Hospital.
For details of doctors specific consulting locations and days please click here.

What hospitals do your doctors operate in?

Dr Cho operates at Westmead Hospital, Westmead Private Hospital, Auburn Hospital, The SAN.
Dr Daly operates in Blacktown Hospital, Mt Druitt Hospital, Westmead Hospital, Westmead Private Hospital and Norwest Private Hospital.
Prof Mohan operates at Norwest Private Hospital, Westmead Public and The SAN.
Dr Vicaretti operates at Westmead Public, Westmead Private Hospital, Auburn Public and Norwest Private Hospital.

Do I have to see one of your specialists first to get a vascular scan in your onsite vascular lab?

No – your GP can refer directly to the lab, rather than having to see the specialist first and then have to come back for your scan and back to the specialist again with the results.
All scans are bulk-billed, however if you need more than one ultrasound scan they will need to be done on different days to be eligible for a full Medicare rebate.

How long does it take to get in to see a vascular surgeon at your practice?
Our doctors aim to see all patients within three to four weeks and urgent patients will be triaged and seen urgently with a call from your GP or specialist.
What do I need to bring with me to my first appointment?
  • A current referral from your GP or specialist (unless this has already been forwarded to us)
  • A list of your medications and allergies (including natural preparations such as fish oil and turmeric)
  • Medicare or Veterans Affairs card and Private Health Insurance Card
  • Insurance information (Private Health, Workers Compensation)
  •  Previous X-Rays / CTs / MRIs
  • Copies of any medical notes or operation reports if you have had previous treatment / surgery.
  • Please note we have a vascular lab onsite. Your GP can refer directly to this.
Will you process my payment on the spot?
Yes. For consults we will process your rebate on receipt of payment and the remittance will be sent straight to your bank account and you should receive it within 1-2 business days.
If you wish to claim from Medicare directly you will to take your receipt to Medicare or do an online submission via the MyGov website.
What are acceptable means of payment?
Patients can pay by cash, credit card and EFTPOS.
NB. Amex is not accepted
How much will my first appointment cost?

Our doctors first visits fees range from $170.00 – $240.00 with $73.85 rebated by Medicare for initial consultation.
Subsequent consultations range from $80.00 – $120.00 Medicare rebates are $37.15. 

GP referrals are valid for 12 months and referrals from specialists are valid for three months. Your GP referral is valid for 12 months from the date you first see the specialist, which is not necessarily always close to the date it was issued by the GP.