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St. George Obesity & General Surgery

Pricing

We offer various weight loss and general surgical procedures. All operations cost the same, so money isn’t a deciding factor when choosing your surgery. Our prices are honest and fair, and there are no hidden fees.

The Bariatric Care Program

All bariatric operations and post-operative care/follow-ups will fall under the class-leading Bariatric Care Program provided by The SGOS team.

Long-term follow-up after bariatric surgery is key to sustainable weight loss results. The Bariatric Care Program is our team’s commitment to ensuring life-long bariatric follow-up and support throughout your weight loss journey. Following surgery, you will undergo planned follow-ups within the first year at two weeks, three, six, nine, and twelve months. Within the second year, there will be follow-ups scheduled every six months. Beyond two years, continuing yearly reviews with all bariatric-related appointments being bulk billed with no additional expenses.

The cost involved with The Bariatric Care Program will be the same regardless of the specific operation that is decided upon between you and the team. We have taken this approach because we strongly feel finances should not impact the appropriate surgical decision-making.

Our practice aims to be honest and fair with our pricing, and there will be no un-informed hidden costs. 

The quote for The Bariatric Care Program will include:

  • The cost of the operation
  • Surgical assistant fees
  • Comprehensive post-operative care and all structured follow-ups/consultations over 2 years and beyond:
    • Surgeon consultations and reviews
    • Regular follow-up with our dietician and clinical nurse

Other additional costs:

  • Anaesthetist fees – Our experienced anaesthetists work hand in hand with us to ensure the best peri-operative care. They will provide you with a quote for the anaesthetic fees once you decide to proceed with the surgery. Medicare partially rebates these fees.
  • You will need to purchase and follow a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) for 2 weeks before your surger

Bariatric Privately Insured Patients

Privately insured can offer you additional peace of mind when undergoing bariatric surgery.

What to expect to be covered with private health insurance:

  • All private hospital-related expenses, regardless of your choice of hospital or length of hospital stay
  • Health fund rebate for the performed bariatric procedures
  • Health fund rebate for anaesthetist fees

Additional health fund costs:

  • Excess fee for individual hospitals (this may vary depending on your individual health fund coverage)

At SGOS, we offer one of the most competitive insured pricing for bariatric surgery plus after care at $4500 (inclusive of GST)

Our friendly admin team will provide you with a complete quote once you have decided on surgery.

Please see below a breakdown of estimated costs:

At SGOS, we offer one of the most competitive insured pricing for bariatric surgery plus after care at $4500 (inclusive of GST)

An estimate guide of what you would expect to pay for Anesthetic cost would be between $1500-2000 depending on the length of surgery.

An estimate of the rebate from your health fund and medicare would range between $1200 to $1700 (combining the expected rebate from the bariatric procedure and anaesthetic fees) depending on the type of surgery you undergo.

“Putting it into numbers – In total, an estimate of your out of pocket cost would range between $4800 to $5000 depending on the type of surgery you undergo”.

How do I know if I am covered for bariatric surgery?

Coverage can sometimes be confusing.
You can check with your insurance company by providing them with these item numbers:

  • 31575 – Sleeve gastrectomy
  • 31572 – Gastric bypass

Alternatively, contact us today so that we can assist you through the process. (get in touch tab)

Not privately insured?

We share your frustration that weight loss surgery is not readily accessible through the public health care system.

The best financial option if you don’t have insurance (or don’t have the right level) is to acquire cover before pursuing bariatric surgery after the 12 month waiting period.

At SGOS, we understand that sometimes you prefer not to wait or that this may not be a viable option. In partnership with our hospitals and health professionals, we are proud to offer one of the most affordable programs in Australia for patients without private health insurance whilst maintaining the same high-quality aftercare and team support that we are renowned for.

At SGOS, we offer one of the most competitive self-funding pricing for bariatric surgery plus after care at $4500 (inclusive of GST)

Call us for a quotation at (02) 9587 8813 – you might be surprised at just how affordable our uninsured program is.

Please see below a breakdown of estimated costs:

At SGOS, we offer one of the most competitive insured pricing for bariatric surgery plus after care at $4500 (inclusive of GST)

An estimate guide of what you would expect to pay for Anesthetic cost would be between $1500-2000 depending on the length of surgery.

An estimate guide of what you would expect to pay to the hospital would range between $8850 to $12000.

An estimate of the rebate from medicare would range between $700 to $1000 (combining the expected rebate from the bariatric procedure and anaesthetic fees) depending on the type of surgery you undergo.

“Putting it into numbers – the combined estimated of your out of pocket cost for self funded bariatric surgery plus after care would range between $14300 to $17800 depending on the type of surgery and hospital that we choose together with you to have it in”.

Additionally, you may be eligible to access your superannuation or utilise on of our third party payment plan options to help fund weight loss surgery.

We utilise Super Health Ensemble© to help with the superannuation release process seamlessly.

Click here for more details.

Weight Loss Surgery Funding & Advice

If you or a family member need help funding Obesity Surgery, talk to Super Health Ensemble©.

Super Health can help with your application to acquire funding for your bariatric surgical procedures. Talk to Super Health Ensemble© today to find out whether you are eligible to access your super in funding your bariatric surgery.

Please visit their website for more information – sheaustralia.org

Gastric Balloon Pricing

Gastric balloon treatments are unfortunately not currently covered or re-embursed under any healthfund and Medicare.

We share your frustration and aim to offer gastric balloon therapy + aftercare for as affordable as possible.

Here at SGOS, our price for all inclusive gastric balloon therapy + aftercare is $6900 (Including GST)

This ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE includes:

  • The cost of purchasing the Obera(TM) Balloon
  • Procedure cost of balloon insertion and extraction
  • Anesthetic cost for balloon insertion and extraction
  • Hospital facility costs
  • Aftercare and long term follow up
Here at SGOS, we are unique in our committed to life-long weight loss follow up. This means that after balloon extraction, you will still be able to access our multi-disciplinary team of specialists at regular time intervals with all appointments being BULKED BILLED. As part of our commitment to you, once you have completed your balloon therapy, future weight loss procedures including surgery, will be discounted should you ever require them.

 

Click here to understand the breakdown in cost for Balloon therapy + aftercare:

At SGOS, we offer one of the most competitive Gastric Balloon Therapy plus Aftercare at $4500 (inclusive of GST)

Anesthetic cost for balloon insertion and extraction is $1000 in total

Hospital cost for the insertion and extraction endoscopic procedures are $1400 in total

The ALL INCLUSIVE COST for Balloon Therapy and Aftercare is $6900 (inclusive of GST)