Costs

Weight loss surgery is expensive. For insured patients, out of pocket surgeon costs generally range from $3500-6000. Revisional surgery may cost more.

 

We suggest you check with your private health insurance if they cover you for weight loss procedures. The specific item numbers are listed below:

 

 Sleeve gastrectomy

Item number 31575

Gastric bypass surgery

Item number 31572

Gastric banding ("Lap-band")

Item number 31569

Removal of gastric band

Item number 31584

 

 

It is important to check that your insurance will cover the costs of weight loss surgery. If you do not have private health insurance, options include:

  • Taking out PHI and waiting for the 12 month stand down period
  • Paying out of your own pocket. An approximate cost can be provided after consultation, depending on the procedure involved.