Surgery Payment Options

Obesity is expensive

+  Any method of weight loss is expensive but invariably non surgical weight loss is not maintained 
+  Surgery is expensive and weight loss surgery is expensive, but is effective 
+  Losing weight creates new expenses, like a new wardrobe
+  And decreases some expenses like medication, medical problems and eating costs

Surgery Costs

Assistant surgeon
Hospital and operation
Physician, blood tests etc
Follow up (and adjustments of Gastric Bands)
Nutritional monitoring


Payment Plans

Standard Payment

Gastric Band $4350* gap
Sleeve $6300* 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 and are subject to change


Supported Health

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


Self Funded

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 estimate 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.


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.

Accurate Quote

At Melbourne Bariatrics we will provide you with an accurate quote of the expected costs prior to proceeding.
All fees are payable before the procedure.

Please Contact Melbourne Bariatrics on  03  9770  7189  for more information or to make an appointment
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