Weight Loss Surgery: How Much Will It Cost?

04 November 2020
woman with tape measure around her waist

At Perth Weight Loss & Surgery, we want you to prioritise your health. Investing in yourself is the most valuable thing that you can do. You can have a nice house or a nice car, but what will this all mean if you don’t feel your best? Before beginning your weight loss surgery, it is important to feel well informed. Especially, in regard to the weight loss surgery cost, and how your private health insurance may impact the cost of your weight loss surgery. There are many options when it comes to paying for your weight loss surgery.  SuperCare and Zip Pay may be available as choices for payment. Whatever your situation, Perth Weight loss can aid you in figuring out the best payment option for your weight loss surgery.

Private health insurance

Private health insurance is important to have when it comes to bariatric weight loss surgery. Your private health insurance should be set up to cover obesity surgery. The amount of coverage that your private health insurance can give, will depend on a variety of factors, including:

  • The type of health fund cover
  • Primary or revisional surgery
  • Type of surgery
  • Anticipated complexity
  • Time taken for the operation

These factors will determine the gap payment or out-of-pocket costs that is required for your bariatric weight loss surgery. It is also important to find out if your private health insurance covers excess hospital costs. This may only be applicable for some weight loss surgeries. For more information on how private health insurance may impact the cost of your weight loss surgery in Perth, please see our Perth Weight Loss and Surgery Costs Page.

Costs of Each Surgery

Name of Weight Loss Surgery Cost With Insurance Cost Without Insurance
Lap Band Surgery Cost ~$3,300 $20,000-$25,000
Gastric Bypass Cost ~$4,200 $20,000-$25,000
Gastric Sleeve Cost ~$3,400 $19,000-$23,000
SADI-S/SIPS Cost ~$4,900 $20,000-$25,000
SASI-S Cost ~$4,900 $20,000-$25,000


Depending on your level of private health insurance, the out-of-pocket fees for the anesthetist, and general surgery operations may vary. For more information on weight loss surgery costs, please see our website.


SuperCare is an external service provider that aids in the process of applying for the Government’s Early Release of Super program. Patients at Perth Weight Loss & Surgery have worked successfully with SuperCare many times, in order to lessen the financial stress that comes with surgery costs. SuperCare’s aid can be used in order to help with surgeries including; Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass Surgeries, SADI/SIPS procedure, and in Aftercare Treatment and Recovery Programs. Please see our Weight Loss Payment Options – SuperCare Page for more details.

Zip Pay

At Perth Weight Loss & Surgery, your bariatric surgery costs can be paid using Zip Pay. Zip Pay provides short term loans, with an interest-free period, varying in length from 3-48 months, depending on the nature of the loan. This means that your weight loss surgery can be paid for by Zip Pay, and you can make repayments in installments, at a pace that suits you. For more information on Zip Pay, and how it could aid in your achieving your health goals, please see out Zip Pay Page on our website.

Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today!

The team at Perth Weight Loss & Surgery wants to see you, feeling your best self. Weight loss surgery can be life-changing, and give you the help that you need to take positive steps towards a very healthy future. Please do not hesitate to give our Perth clinic a call on 08 6155 8822, and learn more about weight loss surgery costs, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Otherwise please go to our website to get in touch, or book an appointment to see Mr. Gounder directly.

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