Frequently Asked Questions

What are the costs involved?

Gastric Band/Sleeve Surgery and BIB procedure costs

The costs of Gastric Band/Sleeve Surgery and BIB Procedure relate to:

  • a) Surgeon
  • b) Anaesthetist
  • c) Hospital
  • d) Ancillary charge (pharmacy, etc)
  • e) Purchase of Gastric Band/Sleeve or BIB system.

For Gastric Band/Sleeve surgery

The total out of pocket expense for surgery and anaesthetic varies on the health fund, costing from approximately $2,800. There may be increased costs with superobese patients and those who have had major previous abdominal surgery. Sleeve Surgery out of pocket expenses range from $3,300 to $3,900 depending on previous surgeries.

Intragastric Balloon BIB

Total out of pocket expense varies between health funds but is about $4,500, which covers

  • Placement and removal for surgery
  • Anaesthetic costs and the
  • Cost of the BIB System

Anaesthetic costs

See the website of Dr Greg Lumsden – Specialist Anaesthetist for more information on anaesthetic fees and charges.

Consultations are bulk-billed and require a referral from a GP prior to attending.

If you don't have a referral from your GP, don't worry. Contact our team and we can arrange one for you!
Bariatric surgery is now available again in WA! During this time, Dr Watson is still offering telephone and in-person consultations during the current COVID-19 situation.

FREE Information Session: Kalgoorlie
Monday, 7th September 2020

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Railway Motel & Function Centre 51 Forrest Street Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
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