Cost

The cost of bariatric surgery is dependent on variety of factors. On average the cost of surgery is around $20,000 to $25,000 without private health insurance.

The total out of pocket costs of various Bariatric surgeries (including surgeon fees, anaesthetist and surgical assistant) for patients with Private Health Insurance (that have obesity surgery cover) range from $900 to $4,500.

This is dependent on various factors including type of health fund cover, primary or revisional surgery, type of surgery  and anticipated complexity and time taken for the operation.The exact cost to you for  your specific operation will be provided to you in writing well in advance. Please contact the practice to get specific details.

For General Surgery operations like hernia, gallbladder surgery and appendicectomy  fees varies from no out of pocket cost to about $1000.

Endoscopy and colonoscopy has no out of pocket costs.

With all of the above there may be some costs for pathology and other investigations if required during your stay.

lmpatient (admitted to hospital) fee schedule
The payment of your operation is required at least one week prior to the procedure. Failure to make
payment may result in your surgery being delayed.

Anaesthetist Fee:
There will be no out of pocket expenses for your anaesthesia, provided you have the appropriate level of
cover with your private health fund.

lf you have appropriate cover, your anaesthetic invoice will be billed directly to your health fund as a no
gap arrangement. lf you do not have hospital cover, then you will need to contact the anaesthetist for a
detailed quote.

Surgical assistant Fee:
There will be no out of pocket expenses for your surgical assistant fee, provided you have the appropriate
cover with your private health fund.

lf you have appropriate cover, your surgical assistant invoice will be billed directly to your health fund as a
no tap arangement. lf you do not have hospital cover, then you will need to contact the admissions team
for a detailed quote.

Hospital and theare costs:
Please contact your Private Health fund to find out your Hospital excess (if applicable) or any other hospital
out of pocket expense there may be.

lf you do not have Private Hospital Cover, please contact SJG Midland private Hospital Admissions Team for
a detailed self-funded quote. The Admissions team can be contacted on:

Telephone: (08) 9462 4020
Email: MI-Admissions@sjog.org.au

lf you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Siva Gounder in his private
rooms at SJG Midland Public and Private Hospital on either (08) 9462 5694 or via email
misessional.suites@sjog.org.au

Kind regards
Practice Secretary
Mr Siva Gounder