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Find a left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) specialist

Finding a specialist near you who treats left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is easy

Ready to talk to a specialist? Submit your suburb, state or post code in our find a specialist locator below to search for a left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) specialist “profile” and contact information near you. Then, jump to our discussion guide to help plan for your appointment or read our FAQ guide to insurance.

 

 

Plan for your appointment

Here are a few questions for your doctor or specialist and other tips that can help you make the most of your appointment.

What questions should I ask my doctor or specialist?

  • What questions should I ask my doctor?
  • Are blood thinners causing my symptoms?
  • Will my symptoms get better?
  • What can I do to lessen or end these symptoms?
  • What is my risk of stroke?
  • What are my risks being on a blood thinner?
  • What treatment options do you think are best for me?
  • Do you think I meet the criteria for left atrial appendage closure (LAAC)?
  • What types of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) treatment options are available to me?
  • How effective are they?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these treatment options?
  • What results have other patients experienced with each treatment option?

Frequently asked questions for prospective patients regarding  device and procedure cost considerations including insurance coverage

The Prescribed List which is released by the Department of Health and Aged Care, sets out the medical devices and other products that private health insurers must pay benefits for to patients that have appropriate insurance policies.

Currently, Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) devices are listed on the Prescribed List. For patients with the appropriate level of health cover, applicable private health funds will reimburse the cost of LAAC devices. 

To understand whether you are covered for treatment click here to learn more about the steps you can take to minimise the chances of an improperly processed or denied claim.

The website is compiled by Boston Scientific (“BSC”) as a reference tool for locating or identifying certain physicians. The Physicians included in this database are those who have used and are familiar with BSC products that treat left atrial appendage closure (LAAC). This database may not include all physicians that use or have used BSC’s products. Similarly, this database does not include all physicians who practice in this field. No physician has been paid or received a fee to be included in our database. BSC offers no recommendation, endorsement or guarantee with respect to any particular provider or service.

BSC does not verify or monitor the license, credentials, accreditations or qualifications of any physician listed in the database and is not responsible for the medical advice of the physicians included in this database. BSC is not responsible and shall not be liable to you or others for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance of this information obtained from this database. The results are provided by proximity (when searching by postal code).

Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary. All images are the property of Boston Scientific. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Individual symptoms, situations, circumstances and results may vary. This website is meant for information purposes only, it is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor or qualified healthcare provider regarding your condition and appropriate medical treatment. This site is intended for Australian and New Zealand residents only. Please review the Boston Scientific Privacy Policy for practices on the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information.

CAUTION: Indications, contraindications, warnings, and instructions for use can be found in the product labelling supplied with each device or at www.IFU-BSCI.com