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Fees For General & Obesity Surgery

Our Fees

Bariatric Surgery Appointment Fees

Appointments

First Consultation: $250

An initial consultation fee will usually apply. This appointment can be bulk-billed at Dr Wong’s discretion.

Post-Operative Care and Appointments: No Charge

All post-operative care until recovered will not attract any out-of-pocket fees or else will be bulk-billed.

Subsequent Pre-op Consultations: Bulk Billed
Additional appointments in the pre-op series of care will be bulk-billed as long as there is a valid referral.
Post-Surgery Follow-up Appointments: Bulk Billed

Additional follow-up appointments in the series of care, limited to 15 minutes duration, will be bulk-billed as long as there is a valid referral. These appointments can be face-to-face, through telehealth, or by telephone.

Appointments exceeding 15 minutes may attract a fee.

Post-Surgery Bariatric Nurse Support: Part of Care Plan

Our supportive Bariatric Nurses are able to provide ongoing support to help you through your weight loss journey.

Gastric Balloon

Allurion Balloon Program

We offer three different Allurion Balloon Programs:
Kickstart
1x balloon 1-year program
$7,390
Kick-Off
1x balloon 2-year program
$8,490
Kick-On
2x balloon 2-year program
$13,990

BIB or Orbera Balloon Program: From $7,200

The BIB Balloon is placed endoscopically and can remain for up to 6 months.
The BIB Balloon program is a 12-month program that includes the insertion and removal of the balloon after 6 months, and support from the doctor, nurse and dietitian.

Orbera365 is a 12 month balloon: Please enquire.

Bariatric Surgery & Aftercare Fees

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Insured* patients: from $3500 + surgery billed directly to the health fund.
Uninsured patients: from $18,040 (before any Medicare rebates claimed)

The total uninsured cost for a primary gastric sleeve in Brisbane, starts from $18,040 at Mater Private Hospital (includes surgeon, assistant, anaesthetist, dietitian, hospital stay, one night ICU stay if required, and our Succeed bariatric care plan). This fee excludes pre-operative gastroscopy costs.

Gastric Bypass (One-Anastomosis/ Mini and Roux-en-Y)

Insured* patients: from $3500 + surgery billed directly to your health fund.
Uninsured patients: from $18,040 (before any Medicare rebates claimed)

The total uninsured cost for a primary gastric bypass in Brisbane, starts from $18,040 at Mater Private Hospital (includes surgeon, assistant, anaesthetist, dietitian, hospital stay, one night ICU stay if required, and our Succeed bariatric care plan). This fee excludes pre-operative gastroscopy costs.

Revision Surgery

We offer Lap Band, Sleeve, ESG and Bypass Revision Surgery options.

Our recommendation is for patients to have appropriate private health insurance cover when having any revision surgery.

Costs will vary depending on procedure complexity. Please inquire for costs.

*Patients will need to hold Gold Cover Private Health Insurance with active Bariatric Surgery cover.

Dietitian Care Package

6x post-op appointments pre-paid prior to surgery: $540
10x post-op appointment pre-paid prior to surgery: $880
Additional appointments will be billed at an additional cost.

Anaesthetist

$1,500 - $1,750 (prior to any Medicare or health fund rebate)

Hospital Fees

If you have appropriate private health insurance cover, your hospital fees will be covered by your health fund. You will need to pay your hospital excess.

If you do not have private health cover, you will be required to cover the hospital fees.

Other

Psychologists, Exercise Physiologists, Bariatric Physicians, and Perioperative Physicians will attract additional fees if their care is required, but we will discuss the most appropriate treatment for you and the cost before treatment.

General Surgery Fees

Consultation

First Consultation: $250
An initial consultation fee will usually apply.
Post-operative Care and Appointments: No Charge
All post-operative care until recovered will not attract any out-of-pocket fees or else will be bulk-billed.
Additional Consultations: $110

These include additional appointments in the series of care, such as when multiple investigations and discussions are required to manage a particular condition. Short appointments may be bulk-billed at the discretion of the surgeon.

Long Consultations: $350
Additional appointments that require extensive review of medical history, investigations and discussion to manage a particular condition, where the appointment exceeds 50 minutes duration, will be charged a Long Consultation fee.
Emergency After-hours Consultation: $400
For after-hours emergency consultations in rooms.

Procedures

The out-of-pocket fee listed applies to patients covered with private health insurance. Where a patient wishes to self-fund their private surgery, the fee will equate to the gap amount plus the fee paid out by a major health fund such as BUPA.
Uncomplicated Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder): No gap
Complicated gallbladder procedures where extensive adhesion division is required or bile duct exploration is anticipated, will attract a $500 known gap fee because of the additional complexity of the surgery
Simple Hernia: No gap or Known gap
A primary hernia that can be repaired using a relatively straightforward technique either open or laparoscopic will either attract no out-of-pocket fees or a $500 “known gap”, depending on the type of hernia and repair required.
Complex Hernia: POA
Recurrent hernias, large hernias containing incarcerated bowel, or that require repair using complex surgical techniques will attract out-of-pocket fees, determined by the complexity of the surgery. This will be determined after your consultation.
Laparoscopic rectus-diastasis repair: POA
A laparoscopic enhanced-view Totally Extraperitoneal (eTEP) Rives-Stoppa technique is used for this type of repair when associated with a hernia, or where the diastasis acts like a hernia. This is a technically difficult procedure that few surgeons are able to perform through keyhole surgery.
Anti-Reflux Surgery/Hiatus Hernia Repair: $500 known gap
Laparoscopic fundoplication +/- hiatus hernia repair. Revision fundoplication, re-do hiatus hernia repair and giant hiatus hernia will attract additional out-of-pocket fees due to the complexity of the surgery
Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Surgery: $500 known gap
If uninsured, a surgical fee of $1000 is payable.
Gastroscopy: No gap
Colonoscopy: No gap
Emergency Surgery After Hours: $500 known gap

This out-of-pocket fee includes the emergency after-hours consultation fee and call-out. Only insured patients will be eligible for emergency surgery in the private hospital. Non-insured patients requiring emergency surgery are best treated in a public hospital.

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