You will need to come to Sydney for the initial consultation as Dr Shahidi needs to assess you in person (by looking at their nose internally and externally). For our interstate patients we generally try to organise the appointment for you around lunch time so that way you can fly to Sydney in the morning, have lunch and the consultation in Sydney, then fly home in the evening (to save on accommodation costs).
Usually following your consultation, most of your questions can then be answered over the phone and we would arrange your pre op appointment to be done over the phone as well (to save an extra trip to Sydney). You will then be required to come to Sydney for the surgery and stay in Sydney for 8-10days (depending on the time of your cast removal appointment). You will also need to have someone in Sydney to look after you during the first half of this post op phase (minimum). You will then need to come Sydney for a check-up 4-6 weeks later, then another 4-6 months after that, depending on your healing Dr Shahidi may require to see you again. You would need to make a few trips to Sydney if you were wanting to have surgery with Dr Shahidi.