Having private health insurance is certainly encouraged when undergoing Bariatric procedures. Although private health insurance will cover a good portion of your surgical procedure, please keep in mind that all elective procedures incur out of pocket expenses.
Most health funds will charge a hospital excess (a fee payable on your hospital admission) as well as applying a 12-month waiting period prior to being able to use your insurance for your weight loss surgery.
We strongly recommend that you contact your insurance provider and check your level of cover. Please quote the following Medicare item numbers when you discuss your insurance levels:
- Sleeve Gastrectomy 31575
- Gastric Bypass 31572
- Gastric Banding 31569
For a detailed breakdown of the out of pocket costs, please contact our team and they will happily email a copy to you for the surgery of preference.
If you do not have private health insurance, you can still undergo bariatric surgery. Please see below information with regards to this.