Surgical patients at Melbourne Weight Loss Surgery are required to have private health insurance which includes cover for bariatric procedures in a private hospital setting.
Melbourne Weight Loss Surgery acknowledges the importance of long term follow up which is why our surgery price includes:
- Lifelong follow up with your surgeon
- Lifelong follow up with your dietitian
- Complementary meet & greet with our practice psychologist or counsellor (within first 3 months of surgery)
- Complementary meet & greet with our practice exercise physiologist (within first 3 months of surgery)
Some patients may also require an appointment with:
- A weight management physician (such as an endocrinologist).
- A specialist physician – particularly those with other serious health issues.
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 typically a more complex procedure. Each patient and each procedure is different, therefore it can be difficult to give general information under these circumstances.
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.
No Private Health Insurance
Melbourne Weight Loss Surgery does not currently offer bariatric surgery to uninsured patients.
This is due to high associated costs for self-funded bariatric surgery which include: hospital fees, theatre fees, surgical equipment, surgeon and anaesthetic costs; and in some circumstances an ICU bed. The fees for these services can be difficult to definitively predict and can ultimately amount to many tens of thousands of dollars.
We recommend patients obtain the required level of private health insurance and serve the funds respective waiting period (for specific waiting period details, please discuss this with your health fund of choice). Whilst many patients may find the typical 12 month waiting period disheartening, it is still a considerably faster route to surgery than proceeding through the public system, where the waiting period is often many years.
For patients who wish to have their procedure in the public system, a referral will need to be sourced from their GP to a public hospital which provides a weight loss service.The fax numbers for the public clinics which we have experience with are: