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Patient Information

On making an appointment with Dr Srinivasa, you will be seen as urgently as required. Patients can usually be seen within the week if clinically indicated (e.g. new cancer diagnosis) or under special circumstances (e.g. condition causing anxiety).

Dr Srinivasa will first establish your diagnosis, before discussing all your treatment options with you, so that you can make an informed decision. If surgery is required, he will provide full pre-operative, operative and post-operative care at a convenient Private Hospital, ensuring you are well looked after throughout your treatment, and beyond.


At the appointment, Sanket will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member if you wish. This process may also require a number of tests (such as, blood tests, x-rays, scans). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but in most cases, this will take one or more follow-up appointments.

Occasionally some tests are arranged before your appointment to try to speed up the process.

Once a diagnosis has been made, Dr Srinivasa will discuss treatment with you. In some instances, this will mean surgery, while other cases may be managed with medication and advice. If surgery is advised, the steps involved in the surgical process and the likely outcome will be discussed with you and any questions will be addressed.

Free dedicated patient car parking spaces are normally available on site.

Dr Srinivasa can see you at several locations across Auckland, and up to Whangarei, so you can arrange an appointment at a location convenient to you. He consult at clinics based in Grafton, Greenlane, Karaka, Wairau Valley and Whangarei. Dr Srinivasa also conducts Zoom consults with patients from all over New Zealand.

Paying your account

Depending on who is funding your treatment, you may be required to settle outstanding accounts or make co-payments after your appointment. If your treatment is covered by insurance, you will need to forward all final costs to your insurer.

Dr Srinivas is a Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider. The rooms accept payments by EFTPOS, VISA, Mastercard or internet banking. We no longer accept payment by cheque and we prefer not to accept payment by cash.

Cost Estimates

If you are required to have surgery, you may wish to request an indication of the costs of your procedure. We can provide you with an indication of the expected time in theatre and the length of your stay in hospital (e.g. day stay or overnight). We can also help you coordinate the costs from Southern Cross Hospital and the Anaesthetist so you can get a complete picture for your insurance claim.

If your treatment is through the Southern Cross affiliated provider scheme, you should receive information about any potential co-payments required.

If your treatment is covered by ACC or a District Health Board (DHB), the hospital will seek approval for your procedure on your behalf. If your procedure is only partially funded by ACC, you may be required to pay a deposit on admission to hospital.


For out-of-town patients, our rooms can recommend suitable accommodation options.

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