Surgery Payment Options

Obesity is expensive

+  Any method of weight loss is expensive
+  Surgery is expensive and weight loss surgery is expensive, but also works
+  A new wardrobe is expensive
+  After surgery there is less expense due to medication, medical problems and food

Surgery Costs

Surgeon
Anaesthetist
Assistant surgeon
Dietician
Hospital and operation
Physician, blood tests etc
Follow up and adjustments
Nutritional monitoring

Payment Plans

 

Standard Payment

Gastric Band $3700* to $4200* gap
Sleeve $4300* gap
Bypass $4950* gap
Revision Surgery $6950* gap
Requires Private Health Insurance
Includes the surgeon, surgeon assistant, anaesthetist, dietitian
Other costs may occur
*All figures are approximate and depend on level of insurance

Supported Health

DVA, TAC, Workcare
No gap
Requires approval by supportive authority
Includes the surgeon, surgeon assistant, anaesthetist, dietician
Other costs may occur

Deferred Payment

Gastric Band $3700* to $4200* gap
Sleeve $4300* gap
Bypass $4950* gap
Using GE Money/Mediplan credit
Requires Private Health Insurance
Includes the surgeon, surgeon assistant, anaesthetist, dietician
Other costs may occur
Application approval dependent.
*All figures are approximate and depend on level of insurance

Self Funded (discontinued)

This funding method is no longer available.

This method was for those without Private Health Insurance who do not wish to wait 12 months and was for around ≈$15000 to $18000 total fee.This Included the surgeon, surgeon assistant, anaesthetist, dietician and foreseeable hospital costs. It did not apply to gastric bypass or revision surgery in most cases. Other costs often occurred. There are currently no plans to reintroduce this funding method.

Use Your Super

Some people who require assistance funding their weight loss surgery access their superannuation.
At Melbourne Bariatrics we can assist you to access some of your Super funds if requested.
You can draw down on superannuation to assist with some or all of the costs.

 

 

Please Contact Melbourne Bariatrics on  03  9770  7189  for more information or to make an appointment
Royal Australasian College of SurgeonsAMA - Australian Medical AssociationFRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeonsmattu - Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit GuildfordIFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic DisordersMonash University
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