How Much Will It Cost?

If you are insured

If you have health insurance, gaps (out of pocket costs) will vary from health fund to health fund. Gaps will rarely be over $500 for most funds and will need to be paid to Dr Lumsden one week before your surgery.

Please ring your health fund to check that you are covered for your procedure before contacting us.

See below for the surgical item numbers of some common procedures.

Surgical Item Number
Sleeve Gastrectomy 31575
Gastric Band 31569
Removal of Band 31584
If you are covered for the surgery then you'll automatically be covered for the anaesthetic (minus any gap owed).

If you are NOT insured

A rough guide to the fees for bariatric surgery for an uninsured patient is shown below. The total amount will need to be paid to Dr Lumsden one week before your surgery.

Female Male Surgical Item Number
Sleeve Gastrectomy $2100 $2175 31575
Sleeve Gastrectomy after previous Gastric Band $2325 $2400 31575
Gastric Band $1875 $1950 31569
Removal of Band $1080 $1080 31584

The medicare rebate varies from between approximately $250 to $435 depending on the length and complexity of your procedure.

 

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