Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs for Insured Patients

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Item No. 31575

Insured Patient:
Approximate $7,000*

* Medicare and Health Fund rebates apply.
This fee is inclusive of Dr Willingham, Anaesthetist and Surgical Assistant fees.

One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (Mini)

Item No. 31578

Insured Patient:
Approximate $9,200*

* Medicare and Health Fund rebates apply.
This fee is inclusive of Dr Willingham, Anaesthetist and Surgical Assistant fees.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Item No. 31572

Insured Patient:
Approximate $9,700*

* Medicare and Health Fund rebates apply.
This fee is inclusive of Dr Willingham, Anaesthetist and Surgical Assistant fees.

Revision Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Item No. 31584

Insured Patient:
Approximate
$10,200-$11,200*

* Medicare and Health Fund rebates apply.
This fee is inclusive of Dr Willingham, Anaesthetist and Surgical Assistant fees.

(All fees are an indication only and are subject to change)

Estimated Costs for Uninsured Patients

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Item No. 31575

Uninsured Patient:
Approximate $16,400*

This is inclusive of Dr Willingham, Anaesthetist, Surgical Assistant and hospital costs. *Medicare rebates may also apply.

One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (Mini)

Item No. 31578

Uninsured Patient:
Approximate
$18,400*

This is inclusive of Dr Willingham, Anaesthetist, Surgical Assistant and hospital costs. *Medicare rebates may also apply.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Item No. 31572

Uninsured Patient:
Approximate
$19,672*

This is inclusive of Dr Willingham, Anaesthetist, Surgical Assistant and hospital costs. *Medicare rebates may also apply.

Revision Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Item No. 31584

Uninsured Patient:
Approximate
$20,172-$21,172*

This is inclusive of Dr Willingham, Anaesthetist, Surgical Assistant and hospital costs. *Medicare rebates may also apply.

(All fees are an indication only and are subject to change)

Accessing Superannuation for your Surgery Costs

We know that covering the cost of surgery can be challenging.  Early release of Superannuation funds for bariatric surgery may be an option if you qualify for this and have funds available. Uninsured patients can access their Superannuation to cover costs associated with surgery under what is called ‘Compassionate Medical Grounds’. Insured patients may also access their Superannuation for out of pocket expense (‘gap’) payments.

In order to be eligible, you must meet the criteria set out by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), specifically as it relates to requiring medical treatment to treat a life threatening illness.   Our practice can help you with this process by providing you with the necessary fee estimates, and assist you to acquire the additional quotes from the anaesthetist, surgical assistant and the hospital to support your application.  

Please let us know at your initial appointments if you intend to apply for early super release.

More information about the early release of superannuation funds is available from the ATO website  HERE

It is recommended that prior to drawing down on your superannuation fund, you seek advice from a financial planner