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.
See below for the surgical item numbers of some common procedures.
|Surgical Item Number|
|Removal of Band||31584|
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 after previous Gastric Band||$2325||$2400||31575|
|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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