Clinical Consultation Pricing

(All initial consultations or follow-up appointments will be at regular cost unless your appointment exceeds 45 minutes )

The clinical assessment involves a consultation regarding your symptoms, a detailed clinical examination, a discussion of the findings and treatment/management options. 

Most examinations require flexible or rigid endoscopy to assess the nasal cavity and throat. 

David may perform additional procedures in your consultation to support your examination and assessment. 

If you have any questions, please let us know.


Ensure you are aware of your policy conditions, excess and terms. As we are an affiliated provider we can submit a claim on your behalf, however, we cannot advise on your policy conditions. 

Are you booked for an upcoming operation?

David is an affiliated Southern Cross Provider for Clinical and Surgical Services.

If you are listed for an operation with the Tūhauora ENT Clinic at Kensington Private Hospital, we may be able to request surgical pre-approval through the Kensington Hospital Finance Team.

We have an affiliated contract with Southern Cross for a few specific procedures & operations. This means we are contracted to perform some surgical services at a contracted price. David and the Tūhauora team will inform you if your procedure or operation is Affiliated or Non-Affiliated.

Surgical Discussion 

After a pre-surgical consultation with David or Vanessa, you will be placed on our Surgical List.

You can email our team to discuss or book a preferred Surgical Date.

Patient Registration

Once you have a confirmed surgical date, you must register with Personify. 

Personify is the online patient portal for admissions at Kensington Private Hospital.

Surgical Pre-Approval

We will let you know if you need to apply for surgical pre-approval or if the Hospital can do this for you.

If you are required to obtain approval, our team will email you a Surgical Estimate, GP Referral and Specialist Consultation Letter. 

Non-Affiliated Operations

If your operation is 'non-affilaited', we will email you an estimate reflecting the cost of your procedure.

The estimate includes three separate fees. 1x Surgeon Fee, 1x Hospital Fee, and 1x Anaesthetist Fee. 

Please forward the estimate to Southern Cross for surgical pre-approval. Once your request has been accepted, please send us a copy of your approval letter.

Common Non-affiliated Operations

  • Exostoses

  • Tonsillotomy

  • Myringoplasty

  • Neck Excision

  • Septorhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty

  • Revision Surgery

Affiliated Operations

Awesome, we arrange everything.

Southern Cross will inform our team if your treatment has been approved or declined. We then let you know. You should not receive any invoices unless advised by Southern Cross.

  • Adenoidectomy

  • Adeno-Tonsillectomy

  • Tonsillectomy

  • Grommets (Unilateral and Bilateral)

  • FESS - Sinus Surgery

  • Add on Turbinoplasty

  • Septoplasty

Affiliated and Non-Affiliated combined operations

A few Southern Cross operations can be half affiliated and half non-affiliated. 

For example, you or your child may be listed for the following operation. (The bolded procedures are Non-Affiliated)

  • Bilateral Grommets and Tonsillotomy 

  • Septorhinoplasty and Turbinoplasty

  • Adenoidectomy and Tonsillotomy

  • Myringoplasty or Exostoses surgery and FESS Sinus Surgery

If we have advised that you or your child are listed for a partially affiliated operation, you will need to request pre-approval from Southern Cross for half of the surgery.

  1. The Tūhauora Team will request pre-approval for the 'Affiliated' operation. (see our affiliated procedures above.) 

  2. We will also send you an estimate to apply for pre-approval of the 'non-affiliated' operation.

  3. Once we receive approval, we let you know.

  4. When you receive approval, please let us know.

  5. After approval is received for the whole operation, we can book a date and continue with the surgical admission process.

  6. After the operation, you should receive three invoices. Please ensure these invoices are ONLY for the 'Non-affiliated' surgery portion.

  7. Submit the invoices to Southern Cross for settlement; Southern Cross should pay all three invoices directly.


Affiliated Operation 

After your operation, you should not receive any invoices. Southern Cross will pay us directly.

Non-Affiliated Operation

You will receive three separate invoices if you have had a part-affiliated or non-affiliated operation. These will be sent out via email or in the post. When you have received all three invoices, please send them to Southern Cross for payment. Southern Cross should pay us directly.


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