Healthcare Provider FAQ

What are Dr Yu's areas of expertise?

Dr Yu is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspeciality training and interest in conditions and surgery of the shoulder, elbow and wrist. 

In particular, Dr Yu has a passion for:

 

What procedures does Dr Yu perform?

Dr Yu commonly performs the following upper limb operations:

Shoulder: 

  • Shoulder replacement – both anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Subacromial decompression including bursectomy and acromioplasty
  • Stabilisation surgery – both arthroscopic and the Latarjet procedure
  • Biceps tenotomy and tenodesis  
  • Calcific tendinitis surgery
  • Distal clavicle excision for acromioclavicular joint arthritis
  • Acromioclavicular joint stabilisation

Elbow:

  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Elbow replacement surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Medial and lateral epicondylitis surgery (Tennis elbow / Golfer’s elbow)
  • Elbow stabilisation surgery
  • Elbow debridement and capsular release 

Wrist:

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist and base of thumb arthritis surgery
  • Release for De Quervain’s syndrome

Orthopaedic trauma including:

  • Clavicle fracture
  • Proximal humerus fracture
  • Distal radius fracture
  • General lower limb trauma

 

Does Dr Yu see workcover / 3rd party / self funded patients?

Dr Yu will be able to see WorkCover / ReturnToWorkSA / 3rd party insurance patients with an approved claim number for the relevant injury.

Dr Yu will see and provide options for patients who do not have private health insurance and elect to self-fund.

Dr Yu will charge discounted consultation rates for pensioners and concession card holders.

How soon can Dr Yu see my patient?

Dr Yu endeavours to see all patients in a timely manner and at greatest convenience for his patients.

Dr Yu and his team will review all referrals as soon as they are received, and ensure availability for new patients. We are also able to offer a rapid assessment appointment for patients needing to be seen urgently, such as those with traumatic injuries including fractures and dislocations.

If you have an urgent patient referral or wish to discuss an urgent clinical issue, please contact his rooms to be forwarded to him directly. 

How can I refer my patient?

If you are a medical doctor, referrals can be made via letter / fax / email. 

Whilst referrals from our allied healthcare providers won’t enable patients to access a Medicare rebate, correspondence from a patient’s physiotherapist or occupational therapist is always appreciated and helpful.

I would like to speak with Dr Yu about a patient

Dr Yu is always eager to speak with fellow Healthcare Providers regarding a patient’s clinical condition and management. This includes both patients known and new to Dr Yu.

You can be forwarded to his direct mobile number through the Orthopaedics 360 clinic.

Where does Dr Yu consult?

Dr Yu can see your patients for a consultation at 3 convenient locations across metropolitan Adelaide.

EastOrthopaedics 360 at 94-96 Fullarton Road, Norwood 5067

South Southern Specialist Centre at 231 Main South Road, Morphett Vale 5162

WestWestern Hospital at 168 Cudmore Terrace, Henley Beach 5022

Where does Dr Yu operate?

Dr Yu has regular operating lists at the following private hospitals across metropolitan Adelaide:

CBDSt Andrew’s Hospital at 350 South Terrace, Adelaide 5000

East Burnside War Memorial Hospital at 120 Kensington Road, Toorak Gardens 5065

WestWestern Hospital at 168 Cudmore Terrace, Henley Beach 5022

SouthAshford Hospital at 55 Anzac Highway, Ashford 5035

 

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