Where does Dr Laban consult and operate?
Dr Laban consults from his rooms in North Shore Private Hospital, Dee Why, Erina, and Woy Woy. Dr Laban also offers online phone and video (telehealth) consultations. Dr Laban operates at North Shore Private Hospital, East Sydney Private Hospital and Northern Beaches Hospital.
Does Dr Laban offer telehealth consultations?
Yes. Dr Laban offers face-to-face and online phone / video (telehealth) consultations. You can make an appointment with Dr Laban by telephone, email or by completing our enquiry form.
Do I need a referral?
Yes you do need a referral from your GP or from your specialist to see Dr Laban.
Will I get a Medicare rebate?
Provided you have been referred by your GP or specialist to Dr Laban, you will be entitled to a Medicare rebate which will cover part of the cost of your consultation. There will still be a component of the consultation fee that will be out of pocket. We will process the Medicare rebate for you.
Where can I find parking?
North Shore Private Hospital. Metered parking is available on Westbourne Street or parking is available in the Wilson car park on Reserve Road.
Dee Why. Parking is available at the Dee Why Grand shopping centre accessed via Sturdee Parade or Pacific Parade.
Erina. Parking is available on the ground floor of the Element Building or on surrounding roads.
East Sydney Private Hospital. Parking is available in the Wilson carpark accessed via Kennedy Street or at The Sydney Boulevard Hotel, 90 William Street, or the Domain Car Park accessed via St Mary’s Road.
Northern Beaches Hospital. Parking is available in the hospital car park accessed via Frenchs Forest Road and Warringah Road. Patient and visitor parking is located on ground level up to level 6.
Woy Woy. Street parking is available on Kingsley Avenue, off Ocean Beach Road, near Rogers Park.
How long will I be in hospital?
How long you are in hospital for will depend on the operation you have, your age and your symptoms. After minimally invasive spine surgery many patients are able to go home the morning following the operation. Patients undergoing spinal fusion may be in hospital for five to seven days. Patients undergoing uncomplicated brain or peripheral nerve surgery may only require to stay one or two nights in hospital. This is general information only and the exact timing of your stay in hospital will be determined by your individual circumstances and will be discussed with you by Dr Laban prior to surgery.