Insured patients

Bariatric surgery costs for patients with private health insurance

We welcome patients from all health funds. Cover for bariatric (or weight loss) surgery in a private hospital is generally only included in ‘gold’ level products.  The advantage of private health insurance is that it will cover all in-hospital costs.

The private health cover will not cover out of hospital costs (our program fee). Once you have met with the surgeon we will be able to confirm what these costs will be, based on your individual circumstances.

Program Fee

Your program fee, which is due 2 weeks prior to surgery, covers:

  • your surgery,
  • post-operative care with the surgeon,
  • 2 post-operative appointments with a dietitian, and
  • 2 post-operative appointments with an exercise physiologist.

You will also need to pay:

  • an anaesthetist’s fee, and
  • a Bariatric Medical Practitioner care plan, if required.

These fees do not include any hospital excess as part of your private health insurance policy, or any other additional services undertaken in hospital.  Please check with your private health insurer if you are covered for items 31572 (Bypass), or 31575 (Sleeve).

Find out more

If you’d like to discuss your options, make an appointment with one of our experienced surgeons today on (08) 8465 6300.