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Bariatric Surgery Fees

When it comes to paying for weight loss surgery, it is preferable to have private health insurance. The cost of most weight loss surgeries without private health insurance can be very expensive due to hospital costs. It is advised, especially with the changes to Medicare last year, to check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered. Please do not assume your top cover has continued. Ring the fund and quote the item number to make sure you are still covered.

You must have a referral from your general practitioner or a medical specialist to receive weight loss surgery.

Fees If You Have Private Health Insurance

Procedure/Consultation/ItemItem#FeeOut of Pocket or Rebate
Initial Weight Loss Consultation104$195$75 Rebate
Initial General Consultation104$195$75 Rebate
Follow-up Consultation105$90$37.70 Rebate
Dietitian AppointmentInitial Visit$150 $60 Rebate approx.
DietitianFollow Up$90 $30 Rebate approx
Sleeve Gastrectomy31575$5,300$4,500 Out of Pocket
Gastric Bypass31572$5,300 $4,500 Out of Pocket
DEXA Scan$100
Laparoscopic Gastric Band Removal31584$200
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy/Gastric Bypass (After Gastric Band Removal)$5,900$5,200 Out of Pocket
Laparoscopic Gastric Band31569$3,200$1,900 Out of Pocket
Early Release SuperannuationYou can access super for the gap payment or for all costs but there are special provisions from the ATO which have to be met.

Weight Loss Surgery Funding Through Your Superannuation

Did you know that you are able to request part of your superannuation early to help pay for your weight loss surgery or other applicable medical procedures?

This is a great option for patients who require weight loss surgery, but do not have the funds to pay the excess costs of surgery. It’s also possible to use this method to pay for family members who are in accordance with the Superannuation Industry and unable to pay their surgery costs.

For more information, please contact Dr Stephen Watson’s rooms or visit the early release of superannuation page.

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
Weight Loss Surgery and Life Long Benefits