Melbourne Hand Surgery 

Please note: We do our best to accommodate emergency and urgent referrals upon receipt of your doctor's referral. Dr Tomlinson is currently booked some months in advance so if your condition is urgent or you wish to be placed on our "Waiting for an Early Appointment" list to see Dr Tomlinson or Mr Babazadeh please provide us with your doctor's referral and your registration forms so that we can facilitate an urgent review. We strongly encourage individuals who are seeking non-surgical treatment of Dupuytren's contracture with Dr Tomlinson to seek placement on our waiting list and provide us with details of your availability, so that we can contact you in the event of an earlier appointment becoming available. If you have recently sustained a hand or wrist injury you may wish to explore the option of the Action Rehab Urgent Care Clinic, where your injury will be assessed and managed by an experienced hand therapist.

About this website

Did you know studies show that 50% of patients walk out of a doctor's office not knowing what they were told or what they should do? Ninety percent (yes, 90%) of adult patients have difficulty following routine medical advice. Orca Health has a great infographic that shows how important communication is between a doctor and patient.

thumbs upMy dad used to tell me that no matter how specialised or senior someone is they should always be able to explain their work to the cleaner (a version of a quotation from New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford). It always made good sense to me, and probably explains why I try hard to give my patients explanations in language that they can understand and to answer all their questions. Few people enjoy uncertainty, particularly when it comes to their health.

I encourage my patients to make lists before their consultation, so that we can go through them (lists of your medications, questions, problems - anything that you think is important and that you might forget to ask or tell). I've created this website as a resource so that you can read more about your condition and treatment before or after your surgical consultation. I hope it helps you find the answers to your questions - and if you still have questions after reading it, please make a list and make an appointment to discuss them with your GP or with me.

woman searching newspaper on phoneIf you read something on this website that you think is incorrect (or if you find a broken link, or an error) please let me know so I can correct it. And please also feel free to let me know your questions - while I can't answer individual patient enquiries via email I can develop new website content that may address your concerns.

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This website is written and updated by Dr Jillian Tomlinson MBBS(Hons), PG Dip Surg Anat, FRACS(Plast), a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon who practices in Victoria, Australia. This website aims to inform patients and health professionals about hand surgery, illness prevention and the practice and philosophy of Dr Jill Tomlinson. The information on this website is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor. The information is not meant to replace the advice of your health professional. This website is funded by Dr Tomlinson; it does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content. To determine when each article was last reviewed please refer to the "last updated" stamp at the bottom of each article. Journal articles and other sources are referenced within each individual article where relevant.

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