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