How much does a Gastric Sleeve or a Gastric Bypass cost ?

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. 

As part of your bariatric surgery assessment you must consult with a dietitian.

Weight Loss Surgeries – Fixed Rate – incl GST

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass – $23,527

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – $20,246

Laparoscopic Removal of Gastric Band – $9,585

Laparoscopic Removal of Gastric Band + Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass – $28,402

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 – $27,246

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy + Diaphragmatic Hernia – $23,964

Other Procedures – Estimate Only

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy – $9,450

Laparoscopic hernia repair – $7,450

Open hernia repair – $7,450

Laparoscopic fundoplication – $13,200

The cost of most weight loss procedures is FIXED and will not vary from patient to patient. Payment is made to Ascot Hospital before surgery. Please note that revision operations and some other complex operations may not be covered by this fixed fee arrangement. If in doubt, please ask us. Some insurers may contribute to the cost of surgery. 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.

Above 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. The recent small increases in hospital charges reflect the rise in GST.

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.