Surgeon Anaesthetist Assistant surgeon Dietitian Hospital and operation Physician, blood tests etc Follow up (and adjustments of Gastric Bands) Nutritional monitoring
Gastric Band $4350* gap Sleeve $6200* gap Revision Surgery up to $9400* gap Requires Private Health Insurance These fees do no include the surgeon assistant, anaesthetist or dietitian. Other costs may occur *All figures are approximate and depend on level of insurance
DVA, TAC, Workcare No gap Requires approval by supportive authority Includes the surgeon, surgeon assistant, anaesthetist, dietician Other costs may occur
This method is for those without Private Health Insurance who do not wish to wait 12 months and is for around ≈$18000 to $20000 total fee.This Includes the surgeon, surgeon assistant, anaesthetist, dietitian and foreseeable hospital costs. It does not apply to gastric bypass or revision surgery in most cases. Other costs often occur.
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.