Information for Dr MacMillan's patients

Select either the Brisbane or Toowoomba tab below to see information relevant to your appointment including parking directions and tips.

You can also view important instructions for before and after your surgery.

You will need a current referral (valid for 12 months) to bring to your appointment. Referrals can be obtained from either your dentist or general practitioner. We recommend bringing all relevant x-rays and scans with you to your appointment.


  • Brisbane

    Suite 2, 15th Floor
    T&G Building
    141 Queen St
    Brisbane QLD 4000

    Parking is available at:


    Rates for both centres are cheaper if you are able to book online in advance.

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    Secure Parking - 140 Elizabeth St

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    Myer Centre - 86 Elizabeth St


    Surgery is performed at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital and Eye Tech Day Surgeries.

    Anaesthetic services are provided by Narcosia Anaesthesia Group. They can be contacted on 07 3031 0900.

    St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital
    457 Wickham Terrace
    Brisbane QLD 4001
    Ph: 07 3834 4444

      SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS

    Eye Tech Day Surgeries
    Level 5, St Andrew’s Place
    33 North Street
    Spring Hill QLD 4000
    Ph: 07 3831 4244

      SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS


    What is your payment information?

    • At your consultation appointment you will be given a descriptive broken down quotation stating what payments you will need to pay on the day of your surgery
    • If you are in health fund and have dental cover you can claim some back for Dr. MacMillan’s fee
    • Anaesthetist fees can be claimed from your health fund and/or Medicare
    • We accept cash or cheques and EFTPOS facilities are available
    • Please note there are no HICAPS facilities
    • All payments are due prior to the day of surgery

    Do I need to prepare for my surgery?

    The reception staff will give you all your surgery information at your consultation appointment, which will entail everything you need to know including fasting details. Surgery is performed at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital or Eye Tech Day Surgeries. Please note that you may have additional special requirements. Please confirm your particular instructions with Dr MacMillan or his staff.

    Where do I park in the city?

    Parking is available at Secure Parking - 140 Elizabeth St or the Myer Centre - 86 Elizabeth St. Rates are considerably cheaper if you book online before arriving in the city.

    Will I be able to talk to my doctor on the day of my procedure?

    Yes. All patients will be able to talk to the surgeon and the anaesthetist before their surgery so any questions or queries can be answered before your surgery.

    Can my carer sit with me until I go into theatre and be with me when I wake up?

    Your carer is able to sit with you when you go into the pre-admission room, but when you wake up we will contact your carer and they will be able to see you when we take you through to second stage recovery.

    How long will I be in the day surgery for?

    This all depends on the type of anaesthesia given. Generally speaking you will be in the Day Surgery for about 4-5 hours.

    Can I drive myself home if I feel well enough?

    No. It is illegal to drive home after your operation. In the first 24 hours after your operation, you are advised not to:

    • Drive a vehicle (driving under the influence of a drug is a criminal offence punishable by Law)
    • Operate complex machinery
    • Sign any legal documentation
    • Make any important decisions
    • Consume alcohol
    • Return to school/work (you will be advised when you may safely return to your normal routine)

    What time will I need to be picked up by my carer?

    We can’t give you an accurate discharge time. However, a member of our nursing staff will call your nominated relative or friend approximately 30 minutes before you are ready to be discharged.

    Do I need to have a special diet or anything different when I return home?

    The nursing staff will give you written instructions to take home, but depending on the surgery received, a soft diet for a week is recommended and there are certain foods that must be avoided which will be explained to patients by the nursing staff.

    What is the Privacy Statement about?

    In accordance with the Privacy Act we are unable to collect and use your personal information without your permission. We will ask you to indicate whether or not you consent to your personal information being used for various purposes such as:

    • The Hospital’s Quality Improvement activities - this helps us to evaluate and improve our services.
    • Training and Education - for our staff
    • Informing your next of kin of the outcome and your treatment if necessary.

    1. Brisbane

  • Toowoomba

    Suite 11
    Toowoomba Specialist Centre
    9 Scott St
    East Toowoomba QLD 4350

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    Parking is free at the Toowoomba Specialist Centre. Entry is via a boom gate (opens automatically on entry) from Curzon St.


    Surgery is performed at Toowoomba Surgicentre.

    Toowoomba Surgicentre
    18 Scott Street
    Toowoomba QLD 4350
    Ph: 07 4659 3100

      SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS

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    What is your payment information?

    • At your consultation appointment you will be given a descriptive broken down quotation stating what payments you will need to pay on the day of your surgery
    • If you are in a health fund and have dental cover you can claim back for Dr. MacMillan’s fee
    • Anaesthetist fees can be claimed from your health fund and/or Medicare
    • Dr MacMillan’s Fees are required to be paid in full at Dr MacMillan’s Consultation Rooms BEFORE ADMISSION to the Toowoomba Surgicentre.
    • Payment can be made by cash, EFTPOS or credit card in his rooms

    Do I need to prepare for my surgery?

    The reception staff will give you all your surgery information at your consultation appointment, which will entail everything you need to know including fasting details. An online copy of Dr MacMillan's Toowoomba Pre-Op Instructions can be found here. Please note that you may have additional special requirements. Please confirm your particular instructions with Dr MacMillan or his staff. The Toowoomba Surgicentre website also has a patient information section with some details on your stay and what happens when you leave.

    Where do I park?

    Parking is complimentary at the Toowoomba Specialist Centre. Entry is via a boom gate (opens automatically on entry) from Curzon St. You will be given a token that will open the boom gates on exiting.

    Will I be able to talk to Dr MacMillan on the day of my procedure?

    Yes. All patients will be able to talk to Dr MacMillan and the anaesthetist before their surgery so any questions or queries can be answered before your surgery.

    How long will I be in the day surgery for?

    This all depends on the type of anaesthesia given. Generally speaking you will be in the surgery for about 4-5 hours.

    Can I drive myself home if I feel well enough?

    No. It is illegal to drive home after your operation. In the first 24 hours after your operation, you are advised not to:

    • Drive a vehicle (driving under the influence of a drug is a criminal offence punishable by law)
    • Operate complex machinery
    • Sign any legal documentation
    • Make any important decisions
    • Consume alcohol
    • Return to school/work (you will be advised when you may safely return to your normal routine)

    What time will I need to be picked up by my carer?

    We can’t give you an accurate discharge time. However, a member of our nursing staff will call your nominated relative or friend approximately 30 minutes before you are ready to be discharged.

    Do I need to have a special diet or anything different when I return home?

    The nursing staff will give you written instructions to take home, but depending on the surgery received, a soft diet for a week is recommended and there are certain foods that must be avoided which will be explained to patients by the nursing staff.

    2. Toowoomba

  • Health Fund Claims

    Click here for a handy link to your health fund's membership login page where you can make a claim online.

    3. Health Fund Claims

  • MediPay Payment Plans

    Payment plans for your dental procedure are available in partnership with MediPay (Australian Credit Licence 474336).

    Applications can be made online for up to $30 000 with a decision made in 60 minutes or less. Funds are available same day.

    4. MediPay