Bariatric Service Package

Our practice provides holistic care by connecting patients with their surgeon, practice nurse and dietitian. The package includes all appointments for a year after the surgery with Dr Spiro, Dr Lewis and RN Gilmore. An anaesthetist will charge a fee that is proportionate to the level of care provided during surgery as some patients require more monitoring than others. As a team, we will be managing your progress in the private hospital and in the community. 

Insured patients may rely on their private health fund, however this is determined by the level of cover. Patients will be able to check if the MBS item numbers are covered by their policy.

An option for uninsured or inadequately insured patients is to increase the level of cover from your insurance provider. There is usually a 12 month waiting period before funds can be accessed for bariatric surgery. Our team can assist you in managing your time before surgery, by optimising your health and achieving smaller goals as steps to surgery. 

Self-funded surgery is available for the sleeve gastrectomy procedure for patients who fulfil a specific criteria. Costs for surgery include: hospital bed stay, operating theater session including staff, operation consumables, bariatric service package and anaesthetist costs.

Release of superannuation fund may be a way to fund you surgery. Dr Spiro will write a letter of support if your case meets the selection criteria and supported by members of the team. Please contact us for further information.

Sleeve Gastrectomy (MBS Item No.: 31575)

Surgeon Fee: $4,500 (includes surgeon and dietitian)

Anaesthetist Fee: $1200-1800

Hospital Excess Fee: $500

Total Cost to Patient: $6,200- $6,800

2

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (MBS Item No.: 31572)

Surgeon Fee: $6000 (includes surgeon and dietitian)

Anaesthetist Fee: $1650

Hospital Excess Fee: $500

Total Cost to Patient: $8150

3

Reversal of bariatric procedure (MBS Item No.: 31584)

Surgeon Fee: $6000-7500 (includes surgeon and dietitian)

Anaesthetise Fee: $1650

Hospital Excess Fee: $500

Total Cost to Patient: $8,150 - $9,650

4

Revision Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (MBS Item No.: 31584)

Surgeon Fee: $7500 (includes surgeon and dietitian)

Anaesthetise Fee: $1650

Hospital Excess Fee: $500

Total Cost to Patient: $9,650

5

Allurion balloon 

Surgeon Fee: $1200 (not including dietitian)

Allurion balloon kit: $4050

Total Cost to Patient: $5750

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