Weight Loss Surgery – How much will it cost?

Weight Loss Surgery – How much will it cost?

Weight loss surgery is a significant investment in your health and quality of life, so it’s vital to understand the costs involved. The first factor to consider is whether or not you have private health insurance with obesity surgery cover. With private cover, depending on the type of surgery you require, you can expect out-of-pocket costs to be within the range of $900 to $4,500, inclusive of the costs of the surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical assistant.

The types of surgery include:

  • Gastric band surgery
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • Lap band surgery
  • SIPS / SADI-S surgery

The exact out-of-pocket costs for your particular operation will be provided to you in writing well in advance of the surgery day. Please contact the practice to get specific details.

If you do not have private health cover, your costs will be higher – ranging from $20,000 to $25,000. For example, Gastric Bypass/Roux En Y Surgery will cost around $23,000. While this is undoubtedly a large amount,  cost of surgery with us is very reasonably priced with one of the best value for money and after care in Perth.

Go to our Cost page for further information on the costs that may apply for your procedure.

Given the amount of money involved, it’s no surprise that many patients ask what options exist to help manage the payments. Here we introduce two possible solutions – SuperCare and Zip Money.

  • SuperCare

One option to help finance your surgery is to access funds that are otherwise locked up for retirement in your superannuation fund by utilising the government’s Early Release of Super (ERS) program. We have partnered with SuperCare, who can help you manage the financial stress of medical procedures and assist with the government application process.

For further information, our SuperCare page includes a short video and an online enquiry form.

  • Zip Money

Zip Money lets you spread the cost of your procedure into a series of weekly, fortnightly or monthly interest-free instalments. There are no hidden fees or payments – simply sign up for an account and Zip Money will pay for your procedure. You then pay Zip Money in accordance with the repayment schedule that you have chosen. Go to our  Zip Money page for more information

Contact us for more information on the different types of weight loss surgery


Dec 16th,2019