Dr ALEX CHEN
Dr Alex Chen is a locally trained specialist cardiac anaesthetist. He was born in Taiwan, and his family migrated to Australia when he was the age of 4. He completed his schooling at Christ Church Grammar School in 1997. In 2003, he completed his six years of medical studies at the University of Western Australia. After his internship and residency at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, he commenced anaesthesia training and obtained his fellowship in 2011, subspecialising in cardiothoracic anaesthesia. He also has a certification in echocardiography from the United States echo board.
Dr Alex Chen currently has a part time public appointment at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and a private practice at Precision Anaesthesia in Mosman Park. At Fiona Stanley Hospital, he is mainly involved in cardiothoracic anaesthesia including heart and lung transplantation. In private practice he subspecialises in neurosurgical and spinal surgery anaesthesia. He also works regularly with plastic and reconstructive surgeons, ENT surgeons and Maxillo-facial surgeons.
Dr Alex Chen will always see and speak with you prior to your surgery. For a majority of patients this will occur in hospital on the day of surgery. Depending on the complexity of the surgery and anaesthesia, and your medical history, consultations may be required either in his rooms, via Skype/FaceTime, or via phone.
*If you have particular concerns and would like to see Dr Chen in his rooms prior to surgery, please do not hesitate to contact his rooms.
After your Surgery
If you have particular concerns post operatively, you can contact Dr Alex Chen either through the hospital or through his rooms even after your discharge from hospital. In very rare occasions, Dr Alex Chen may contact you post operatively for a consultation and further tests if there has been a severe reaction during your anaesthetic.
Out of pocket expenses
Many health funds will incur a short fall out of pocket expense that your insurer does not cover. For administrative simplicity we may require the total fee payable in advance for some specific funds and you can claim your rebate after the sugary. Please contact Precision Anaesthesia for quotes and other billing enquiries, we are ready to help you .
In his spare time, Dr Alex Chen enjoys playing/watching sports (particularly cricket and formula one), music (he has an associate diploma in pianoforte) and spending time with friends and family.