Having private health insurance is certainly encouraged when undergoing Bariatric procedures. Although private health insurance will cover a good portion of your surgical procedure, please keep in mind that all elective procedures incur out of pocket expenses. These prices vary for each procedure and are based on patient medical circumstances.
To find out if you are covered, contact your health fund and quote the following Medicare item number:
- Sleeve Gastrectomy: Item no. 31575
- Gastric Banding: Item no. 31569
- Gastric Bypass: Item no. 31572