Your Path to a New Beginning Starts Here

At Sunshine Coast Medical Weight Loss Centre, we understand that deciding on bariatric surgery is a significant step towards a healthier future. We know that this is one of the biggest decisions you will make, and we want to ensure this surgery works for you the first time. We believe that success comes not just from the surgery itself, but from comprehensive aftercare. 

Why us?
– We are an experienced team all under one roof.
– You will have an expert doing your surgery and supportive team involving dietitians, psychologists, nurse and administration team.

To support you throughout this journey, we offer a comprehensive and holistic package designed to provide you with all the necessary resources for the best possible outcomes.

All-Inclusive 12-Month Clinic Fee

Our all-inclusive Clinic Fee covers everything you need for the first year post-surgery, providing you with a comprehensive support system from our multidisciplinary team. 

Clinic Fee Inclusions – included within your package for all procedures:

Why the aftercare package?

Studies consistently show a much better outcome with support and aftercare. There is a direct relationship with long term success and aftercare for the first 12 months.

While we believe our all-inclusive Clinic Fee provides the best results due to the comprehensive and continuous support, we understand that everyone’s needs and financial situations are different. Please call our office on 07 5444 8594 to discuss a tailored package for your individual situation, or book a complimentary 30 minute consultation with our Bariatric Nurse Educator. 

Insured

Insured

Uninsured

Uninsured

Access Super

Access Super

Clinic Fee. Out-of-Pocket Expenses – Insured:

Each procedure has an initial consultation fee with Dr Baxter of $250.00, which includes your baseline Inbody scan. 

$5650.00

$6,100.00

$6250.00

$1995.00

Additional Fees Outside of Our Clinical Practice:

 

We suggest calling our rooms on 07 5444 8594 to get further insight into the fees as most should be covered by your health fund although this may vary from fund to fund. You can also contact us here.

Clinic Fee. Out-of-Pocket Expenses – Uninsured:

Each procedure has an initial consultation fee with Dr Baxter of $250.00, which includes your baseline Inbody scan. 

$5850.00

$6,400.00

$6,800.00

$2225.00

Additional Fees Outside of Our Clinical Practice:

  • Hospital Fees (depending on hospital): $13,500.00 – $15,000.00 
  • Assistant Surgeon Fee: $500 – $600 
  • Anaesthetist Fee: $1,500.00 – $1,900.00 

Other Costs: Please be aware there may be pharmaceutical costs associated with your hospital stay, for which you will receive an invoice upon discharge. Uninsured patients will receive a pathology or imaging invoice. 

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact our team. Our Bariatric Nurse can guide you through the process during a free, 30 minute no-obligation consult.

To apply for Super

You may be able to access your superannuation funds early for essential, life-changing surgery under guidelines set by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), particularly for conditions like life-threatening illness, chronic pain, or chronic mental illness. However, approval is not guaranteed, and it’s important to consider the financial implications. Please note we cannot provide financial advice. 

Before you apply, please check with your super provider to confirm they allow the early release of super. If you have a self-managed super fund, ATO approval is still required to access your super early. 

Please note the following: 

  1. Surgery Cancellation: If you decide not to proceed with your surgery after applying to the ATO through Dr. Baxter’s rooms, we have an obligation to notify the ATO.
  2. Unforeseen Circumstances: Like any medical procedure, unforeseen circumstances during your surgery may necessitate additional medical services or the use of a different, potentially more expensive prosthetic device. In such cases, there may be additional costs that are not covered by the initial estimate.
  3. Tax Implications: Please be aware that applying for the early release of your superannuation will be considered as income at the end of the tax year. This may impact your tax return as well as any Childcare Subsidy (CCS) or pension payments you receive.
  4. Amount Needed: Ensure you have enough funds to cover the surgery, remembering to access an extra 22% for tax.
  5. Simplified Process: We understand that applying for super release can be confusing. An alternative solution is SuperCare, a company that offers a more streamlined approach by handling your application with the ATO on your behalf. This service is generally quicker, though a processing fee is applicable. The SuperCare option is available for medical treatment, surgery, and pre- and post-operative costs for you or your immediate family. SuperCare operates on a no approval – no fee basis, so if your application is declined by the ATO and the decision cannot be overturned, the service fee is fully refunded. SuperCare provides a dedicated Case Managed Consultant to assist you every step of the way. Talk to their friendly customer care team on 1300 665 440 and discuss your situation today. Click here for more information.

Our team is here to guide you through this process and ensure you understand all aspects involved.  

Are you ready to find out more?

Call us today for a complimentary 30-minute consultation with our Bariatric Nurse Educator or one of our Bariatric coordinators.