How much does bariatric surgery cost?

Weight Loss Surgery with Dr Crawford is very affordable, particularly if you have Private Health Insurance at the right level.

The price for a Gastric Sleeve operation and Gastric Bypass with Dr Crawford is the same because cost should not influence a decision that should be a medical one.

Surgery takes place at The Mater Hospital, a leading Sydney Private Hospital


Insured patients are typically 'out of pocket' $3700 for Bariatric Surgery.

This includes all your consults with Dr Crawford and your Dietitian, Surgeon and Anaesthetic fees, and subsequent visits.

No Hidden Fees

Revision surgery (when you have previously had a bariatric operation elsewhere) is a little more expensive.

You will be given a quote (usually $3700), when you meet Dr Crawford, for your after rebate out of pocket costs. It includes Anaesthetics and Surgical Assistant, the estimated cost of your dietician and follow-up with Dr Crawford forever.

Please note: There are rarely extra tests needed, and there may be costs involved with these that are outside of Dr Crawford’s control.  You will pay a dietitian separately (estimated out of pocket costs are included in the $3700)

Optifast or Optislim meal replacements need to be purchased for the 2 weeks prior to surgery

How do I know if I am covered for bariatric surgery?

You can check with your insurance company.  Give them these item numbers to check:
31575  Sleeve Gastrectomy
31572  Gastric Bypass

You can call or email us and we can explain how to check

What if I am not covered for weight loss surgery?

The best financial option if you don't have insurance (or don't have the right level) is to purchase some. There will need to be a 12 month wait. Some patients decide to use their own savings or superannuation to avoid the wait.

We are happy to talk to you about it if you choose that pathway. Costs are very competitive! Please contact us and we can send you more detailed information.

Which ever way you wish to proceed, the best first step will be an appointment with Dr Crawford.

There is a one off consultation fee $150 (out of pocket cost $76).

We would love to hear from you. Please fill the form below to send an enquiry or make an appointment.

Dr Crawford does not offer finance plans or loans

Information about using superannuation can be found here

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