Surgery of any type is a big deal. Arming yourself with the right advice, expertise and answers before undergoing any procedure is essential to successful outcomes. Our team provide quantified guidance and care across all our cosmetic, reconstructive, skin cancer and appearance medicine procedures. Delivering you greater peace-of-mind and best results.
From Mr Bialostocki and Mr Adam's personal and specialist point of view, medical tourism overseas is not recommended. There may well be many qualified and skilled surgeons overseas, but unfortunately, we see numerous complications when patients return to New Zealand. Some complications can be treated but others i.e. poorly placed incisions, cannot. When patients with complications and unsatisfactory outcomes, following surgery overseas, have come to see our surgeons after returning, they have been charged our normal consultation and surgical fees – any cost savings wiped out. Normally, most complications resulting from any New Zealand-performed plastic surgeries are managed at minimal or no additional charge.
ACC has made it clear they will not cover overseas medical treatment for procedures carried out by surgeons not of an equivalent qualification and standard to that which is expected in New Zealand. No insurer will cover an unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome.
“I would strongly recommend you have a consultation with a New Zealand plastic surgeon before you commit to overseas procedures, so you are aware of what the state of the art techniques and outcomes are." – Mr Adam Bialostocki MBCHB (OTAGO), FRACS (Plastics)
Yes, it is one the most serious skin cancers and New Zealand has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world.
If you are insured with Southern Cross, you’ll be glad to know that Mr Adam Bialostocki and Mr Brandon Adams are affiliated providers. For patients who are insured with Southern Cross Medical Society the process couldn't be any simpler. We handle it all for you.