Doctor Michael Selby

MBBS FRACS (Orthopaedics) FAOrthA

Dr Mike Selby specializes in the management of Paediatric and Adult Spinal Conditions, including complex conditions such as Scoliosis, Kyphoisis, Spondylolisthesis and Spinal Trauma. He completed his medical school and post-graduate training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Adelaide before undertaking the Neuro-Orthopaedic Spinal Fellowship based at The Royal Adelaide Hospital. He then persued further Fellowship training in Canada in both Paediatric Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgery at British Columbia Children's Hospital, and in Adult Spinal Surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. Upon returning to South Australia, Dr Selby commenced private practice at the Adelaide Spine Clinic and has continued his roles as Visiting Medical Specialist in the public sector at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Women's and Children's Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Areas Of Interest

  • Paediatric Scoliosis and Kyphosis
  • Paediatric Spondylolisthesis
  • Adult Scoliosis and Kyphosis
  • Adult Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Trauma and Fractures
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Adult Lumbar Spine
  • Adult Cervical Spine

Current Appointments

Private Hospital Appointment
Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgeon
The Memorial Hospital
North Adelaide, SA
Public Hospital Appointment
Visiting Medical Specialist
Department of Orthopaedics
Women's and Children's Hospital
Adelaide, SA
Public Hospital Appointment
Visiting Medical Specialist
Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, SA
Public Hospital Appointment
Visiting Medical Specialist
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Woodville South, SA
Private Hospital Appointment
Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgeon
St Andrew's Hospital
Adelaide, SA
University Appointment
Associate Clinical Lecturer
Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA

Memberships

 
Associate Member
Australian Orthopaedic Association
 
Fellow
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
 
Member
AO Spine
 
Member
Australian Medical Association

Fellowships

2012
Paediatric Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship
Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics
British Columbia Children's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2012
AO Spine Fellowship
Adult Spine Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2010 - 2011
Neuro-Orthopaedic Spinal Fellowship
Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital, St Andrew's Hospital and Women's and Children's Hospital
Adelaide, SA

Academic Interests

2013
"Magnetic Resonance Imaging v Computed Tomography in the Radiological Assessment of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
By Selby MD, Hall DJ & Fraser RD. Ongoing Research Approved by St Andrew's Ethics Commitee
2013
"Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation"
By Selby MD. Prospective Database for Paediatric Spinal Surgery
2011
"Spine Tango International Registry for Spinal Surgery"
By Selby MD.

Awards

2011
DePuy Spine Clinical Bursary
Spine Society of Australia
2006
Richard Taunton Southwood Orthopaedic Research Prize
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Flinders University, South Australia

Practice Locations

Private Rooms

Adelaide Spine Clinic
208 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Phone:
08 8118 6300
Fax:
08 8361 7701
Email:
drmikeselby [@t ] spine ( dot] com ( dot] au
Public Hospital

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Public Hospital

Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Phone:
08 8222 4466
Fax:
08 8222 2480
Email:
drmikeselby [@t ] spine ( dot] com ( dot] au
Public Hospital

Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road
Woodville South, SA, 5011

Phone:
08 8222 6069
Fax:
08 8222 7068
Email:
drmikeselby [@t ] spine ( dot] com ( dot] au

Fee Structure

My Personal Message Regarding Fees:
I am aware that seeing a Spinal Surgeon is expensive! The reality is that many Spinal conditions do not require surgery. If you are concerned about the cost it is vital to discuss with your GP the options available to you, and the need for a surgical opinion. I am in regular contact with many of my referring doctors and can provide advice easily via email or phone to your GP or specialist. For patients who are not privately insured I consult in the Public Hospital system at the Women's and Children's Hospital (Paediatric Spine), Royal Adelaide Hospital (Adult Spine) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Adult Spine), and a referral can be sent to these hospitals from your GP 
 
Please be aware that I do not currently charge gaps for operative surgical and percutaneous procedures including epidural injections, facet denervation and discography covered under your Private Health, Workcover or DVA coverage.
For consultations, my fees are based on recommended rates provided by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) of which I am a member. When it was introduced in 1984 the Medicare rebate covered 85 per cent of AMA fees but the government has tried to contain health costs by failing to index the rebate to inflation. Unfortunately this results in out of pocket expenses for this part of your care. There is a partial medicare rebate for all outpatient consultations and these are detailed below but this is not covered by your Private Health provider, although may be covered by Workcover or DVA. 
 
Patients with an accepted Workcover claim may have an initial specialist assessment with Dr George Potter or another Orthopaedic specialist. I do not routinely accept initial Workcover referrals, however, if your general practioner believes you need urgent surgical attention please ask them to discuss your case with me.My personal assistant will be happy to discuss any costs with you.
 
General Information:
 
Fees must be paid in full on the day of consultation via EFTPOS, Cash or Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard)
 
Initial consultation are 30 minutes and cost is based the referring doctor. As many patients have already paid gaps to see other specialists the fee for a specialist referral is lower. Follow-up consultations are typically 15 minutes.
 
Initial Consultation:
GP referral - $230.00 Medicare rebate $72.75  Out of pocket expense = $157.25
Specialist referral - $160.00 Medicare rebate $72.75 Out of pocket expense = $87.25
Child (under 19) - $160.00 Medicare rebate $72.75 Out of pocket expense = $87.25
 
Follow-up:
All patients - $70.00 Medicare rebate $56.55 Out of pocket expense = $13.45
 

Get in contact

To get in contact with Dr Selby at Adelaide Spine Clinic:
Phone:
08 8118 6300
Fax:
08 8361 7701
Email:
drmikeselby [@t ] spine ( dot] com ( dot] au
Address:
208 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide, SA 5006

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