Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, your GP or another specialist will provide you with a referral to Dr Siva. If you do not have a referral, please contact Dr Siva’s rooms and we can provide you with a list of our referring women’s health GPs.

Please bring your GP referral, Medicare card and your private health fund details.

If you have any correspondence from other health professionals, scans, x-rays, blood test results or reports from recent investigations, please bring these as well.

No you don’t. Private health insurers do not provide cover for out-of-hospital medical services, including the expenses of initial out-of-hospital consultations with specialists in their rooms.

Depending on your level of private health insurance, your private health fund will usually cover some or all of the expenses associated with inpatient gynaecological surgery.

Dr Siva does not offer obstetric care, however he is very happy to refer any patients that require obstetric care to one of his trusted obstetric colleagues.

Dr Siva’s consulting rooms are located at:

Lower Cameron House
St. Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital
12 Roderick Street
Ipswich QLD 4305

North West Medical Centre
125 Flockton Street
Everton Park QLD 4053

Dr Siva accepts referrals from Ipswich, Brisbane, Springfield, Brookwater, Toowoomba and beyond.

You can access Dr Siva’s full contact details here.

For all surgical procedures that require hospital admission, Dr Siva performs surgery at St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital, Cnr Roderick and Spring Streets, IPSWICH, Queensland.

Dr Siva’s surgical procedures are conducted on Friday mornings and some Friday afternoons with anaesthetic services provided by the NARKOS group.

Some minor gynaecological surgeries may be performed in Dr Siva’s consulting rooms, which are located at:

Lower Cameron House
St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital
12 Roderick Street
Ipswich QLD 4305

Generally, the following gynaecological surgeries require an overnight admission to the St Andrew’s Ipswich Hospital.

  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy

All necessary details for pre- and post-operative care will be explained to you when your surgery is booked in. We also provide information about most surgical procedures on the relevant page of this website. In addition, Dr Siva usually emails you with high quality surgery leaflets to your personal email.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Siva’s rooms. Our practice manager will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

We will always endeavour to see you as quickly as possible and we pride ourselves on offering shorter waiting times for appointments and surgery, with most patients seen within 1-2 weeks of their referral. All of our gynaecological surgeries are done in a timely manner.

If something is very urgent, please let us know or ask your GP to contact us directly and we will arrange an emergency appointment for you.

For up-to-date information on the Gap fees on all minor and major gynaecology surgeries, please call our rooms on (07) 3816 9189 to speak to the reception. If you have private health insurance, your insurer may cover part or all of these Gap fees.

Most major and minor gynaecology surgeries would be billed as known Gap.

If you are referred as part of Surgery Connect or Episode of Care (EOC), Dr Siva will not charge you.

Dr Siva does not accept any workers compensation assessments.

Yes, Dr Siva performs colposcopies. You can find out more about colposcopies, including colposcopy frequently asked questions here.

Yes, Dr Siva performs vaginal prolapse surgery. You can read our vaginal prolapse surgery frequently asked questions and find out more about vaginal prolapse surgery here.

Yes, Dr Siva performs advanced laparoscopic surgery. Find out more about advanced laparoscopic surgery and read our advanced laparoscopic surgery frequently asked questions here.


Please feel free to get in touch with Dr Siva’s rooms via email or call (07) 3816 9189
for any further questions about our appointments, fees or anything else.