FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Obstetrics

Who books the hospital?
Patients are required to register with the North West Brisbane Private Hospital on FREECALL 1800 555 549 (7am—5pm).  Patients are advised to make enquiries regarding antenatal classes, hospital costs and any additional information at this point of contact. Pre-admission forms will be supplied during your consultations and you are required to complete these forms at home and bring back during following consultations.

What is my expected date of confinement? 
The expected date of delivery for your baby is 40 weeks from your last period.
Will my OBGYN be available to deliver my baby? 
Patients are advised of their doctor’s availability for their conferment date and also of any planned leave. Dr Price and Dr Friebe participate in an after-hours/holiday on call roster. An up-to-date roster is available at reception.

Does it cost more for a caesarean?
Our doctors’s fees for delivery is the same whether it is vaginal or via caesarean section. There is a cost difference between a low risk delivery (regardless of method) and a complicated delivery (VBAC, Diabetes Twins).

A surgical assistant is required for a caesarean delivery and this is added to our standard fee. This fee is included on our ‘Estimate of Fees’ available from Reception or by emailing info@northsidewomenshealth.com.au. In addition, a Paediatrician and Anaesthetist will be in attendance at the caesarean section and a list of available Specialists is also listed on our ‘Estimate of Fees’ so that you may contact them regarding their individual fees.

Gynaecology

Not everyone requires surgery for their Gynaecological problems but for those who do, I hope you find the following information helpful. This information is specific for my practice; it may be slightly different for other specialists, so please ask about any areas which you do not understand or where you require more information.

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Day Procedures

Diagnostic Laparoscopy
D&C Hysteroscopy
Curette for Miscarriage
Endometrial Ablation
Insertion of Mirena
Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
Operative Laparoscopy

Major Procedures

Hysterectomy Operations
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Vaginal Surgery

Laparoscopic Procedures

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Operative Laparoscopy

Incontinence Procedures

Urodynamics
Tension Free Vaginal Tape and TVT-O
Other incontinence procedures
Trial of Void

Infertility

Dr Christopher Price is a highly experienced Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and fertility specialist and is a consultant with Life Fertility Clinic offering a full range of infertility services.  Dr Price offers patients the benefits of advanced laparoscopic surgery along with a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options, obstetrics management and care.

Initial consultation takes place at Dr Price’s consulting rooms at North West Private Hospital along with operations principally conducted at North West Private Hospital or St Andrews War Memorial Hospital (for fertility services).

For information on IVF and Fertility please visit the Life Fertility Clinic website at : www.lifefertility.com.au