The cost of most weight loss procedures is FIXED and will not vary from patient to patient.
Some insurers may contribute to the cost of surgery and consultations. Please check this with your insurance company. We are happy to write to your insurer on your behalf.
Financial assistance is also available through Nova Medical Finance.
Weight Loss Surgeries – Fixed Rate – including GST
Listed below are estimates for some of the procedures we perform. These estimates cover the cost of the stay in hospital for the operation, i.e. the charges from the surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital itself. They do not cover the charges for pre or post consultations, please ask us for more information.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass – $24,095
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – $20,797
Laparoscopic Removal of Gastric Band – $9,843
Laparoscopic Removal of Gastric Band + Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass – $29,099
If a hiatus hernia is known to be present, this always requires repair as part of sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. An additional cost will charged because of the additional operating theatre time required.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass + Diaphragmatic Hernia – $27,892
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy + Diaphragmatic Hernia – $24,593
Dietitian & Health Psychologist Consultations – including GST
As part of your bariatric surgery assessment you must consult with a dietitian and health psychologist.
Initial consultation (60 minutes) – $190
6 post-surgery consultations – included in the surgery cost; must be used within two years after surgery
Additional consultation, if required (30 minutes) – $109
Initial consultation (60 minutes) – $241.50
Follow up consultations (60 minutes) – $195.50
Follow up consultations (30 minutes) – $109
Other Procedures – Estimate Only
Revision operations and some other complex operations may not be covered by the fixed fee arrangement.
Below we show the costs for other procedures for comparison; these are estimates only. These rates are not fixed and will vary from patient to patient depending on time in hospital etc. If in doubt, please ask us.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy – $9,450
Laparoscopic hernia repair – $7,450
Open hernia repair – $7,450
Laparoscopic fundoplication – $13,200
Payment is made to Ascot Hospital and is required before surgery.
Surgery for extreme obesity has helped many people lose more weight than is possible by diet, and maintain that weight loss.
Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy for Diabetes — 5-Year Outcomes
New England Journal of Medicine 2017;376:641-51.