Understanding the whos, whats and whys of surgery is essential before undergoing any procedure. Reaching for sound advice and guidance ensures greater peace-of-mind going forward. Mr Adam Bialostocki hones the expertise to guide your journey, beginning to end, across all cosmetic, reconstructive, skin cancer and appearance medicine treatments.
From Mr Bialostocki personal and specialist point of view, medical tourism overseas is not recommended. There are many qualified and skilled surgeons operating overseas, however unfortunately, we see numerous complications when patients return to New Zealand. Some complications can be treated but others i.e. poorly placed incisions, cannot be reversed. When patients with complications and unsatisfactory outcomes, following surgery overseas, meetwith Mr Bialostcocki upon returning home, they are charged our normal consultation and surgical fees, with any overseas cost savings wiped out. Normally, most complications resulting from any New Zealand 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, melanoma is one of the most serious skin cancers – New Zealand has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world.
If you are insured with Southern Cross, rest assured Mr Adam Bialostocki is an affiliated provider. For patients who are insured with Southern Cross Medical Society it couldn't be any simpler. We take care of the process for you.