Gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – How much does it cost?
Melbourne Weight Loss Surgery is a premium obesity surgery provider. The surgeons and ancillary staff see patients in private facilities so there is virtually no waiting list. Surgery can usually be arranged within 2 – 3 weeks of deciding an operation is required, at a time that suits you.
Patients seen at Melbourne Weight Loss Surgery should have private health insurance which covers surgery in a private hospital as the cost for surgery without adequate insurance is prohibitive. Public patients should be referred by their general practitioner to the outpatients department at Box Hill hospital for assessment. Contact details are available via their website www.easternhealth.org.au/gp/
In order to thoroughly discuss your options and the best surgery for you, we recommend two pre-operative consultations that take about 30 minutes each. Initially, we will discuss your overall health and options for weight loss which work with surgery. We will go over which options would be suited to you and which will give you the most benefit to your health. In the second consultation, we focus in great detail on the operation that we have chosen together.
The members of the team, which you will meet during the Preoperative Workup Team, include:
- Your surgeon
- Your weight management dietitian
Some patients also require
- A weight management psychologist
- A weight management physician (such as an endocrinologist)
- A specialist physician – particularly those with other serious health issues.
Gastric banding, gastric sleeve, single anastomosis gastric bypass and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are currently priced equally, as we do not feel it is appropriate to choose surgery based on cost.
Melbourne Weight Loss Surgery also acknowledges the importance of long term follow up which is why our surgery price includes:
- Lifelong follow up with both your surgeon
- Lifelong follow up with your as your dietitian
- One free psychology consultation
- One free exercise physiology consultation
Please contact the main rooms on 9416 4418 to obtain an estimated quote for weight loss surgery.
Revision weight loss surgery – How much does it cost?
Revision surgery (patients who have had a previous weight loss procedure) is technically more difficult. Each patient and each procedure is different and it is difficult to give general information for this circumstance.
For patients who have had their original procedure with Melbourne Weight Loss Surgery there is no out of pocket expense from the surgeon. For patients who have had their surgery elsewhere, please contact the main rooms to discuss an estimated quote for revision surgery.