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Cost of Weight Loss Surgery

Below prices are indicative only. Pricing structure may vary depending on your level of insurance cover (assuming your policy covers you for weight loss surgery), your policy’s associated excess and your choice of hospital. If you have private health insurance, you should confirm with your fund that you are covered for weight loss surgery.

Gastric Sleeve

Insured patient

  • A/Prof Jaber fee = $4,000 
  • = $4,000 out of pocket (inc. GST)

 

Uninsured patient

  • Hospital fee (theatre and staff costs + 2 nights stay at Wollongong Private) = $9,700
  • A/Prof Jaber fee = $5,000
  • Surgical assistant fee = $400
  • Medicare Rebate = -$663
  • = $14,437 out of pocket (inc. GST)

 

Gastric Bypass / SASI-S / SADI-S

Insured patient

  • Insured patient = $4,500 
  • = $4,500 out of pocket (inc. GST)

 

Uninsured patient

  • Hospital fee  (theatre and staff costs + 2 nights stay at Wollongong Private) = $10,700
  • A/Prof Jaber fee = $5,500
  • Surgical assistant fee = $400
  • Medical Rebate = -$1,087
  • = $15,513 out of pocket (inc. GST)

* Above prices are the surgical fees only and do not include the anaesthetist’s fees, which are separate and may vary depending on procedure and complexity of surgery. Please email us with your situation and we can provide a full quote.

 

Payment Options

Financing Loan

  • MediPay specialise in payment plans for medical and surgical procedures. This might be an option if you are looking for a way to finance bariatric surgery.

 

Superannuation

  • You can also access your superannuation to pay for your care. The application for early super release is processed by the Australian Tax Office. You will need to complete an application form and obtain a written letter of support from both your GP and A/Prof Jaber. A/Prof Jaber will provide a letter of support upon request after your initial consultation. It takes about 3 weeks for the ATO to process the application and a further 4-6 weeks for your superannuation fund to release the funds to your personal bank account. Government information can be found on the ATO website or the Australian Government Department Human Services website.