Dr Matthew Leaper - Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgeon

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get referred to Dr Leaper?

Initially, your GP can refer you but you can also make arrangements to see Dr Leaper yourself. It's often preferable for your GP to refer you as he/she is more familiar with your medical history.

How long does it usually take to get an appointment?

Once you have made contact with Dr Leaper's secretary you will expect an appointment within approximately 2-3 weeks. Appointment fees range from $90 to $160.  

How can I decide whether to have public or private treatment?

This depends on your condition. You will go on a waiting list for public treatment and if your condition is urgent then you will obviously take priority over non-urgent conditions. Generally you will be seen quicker privately.  You may like to consider private treatment for non-urgent conditions or elective operations. 

Will my insurance company pay for my treatment?

Depending on what type of insurance policy you have, you will be covered for approximately 80% or more of the costs. It's best to talk to your insurance company to find out exactly how much they will cover for your condition. We can also advise you. 

Will I be covered by ACC?

If you've had an accident then, yes, most if not all of your costs will be covered by ACC. 

If I don't have insurance, how much will my treatment cost?

After an initial consultation, we can provide an estimate of surgery costs and advise you of the best course of action, whether it's in the public or private system. 

How do I know if Dr Leaper will treat my condition?

Dr Leaper can treat a wide range of conditions described in the services page. If you're not sure whether your condition falls into these categories then it's best to call his secretary to discuss it further. If Dr Leaper feels he is unable to offer treatment, he will refer on to another surgeon who is better placed to treat your condition. 




The information on this website is intended as a general guide only for patients. It is not intended to replace professional advice from a one on one consultation. Patients with these symptoms should contact a GP or specialist.