NOT PRIVATELY INSURED?
In this situation patients will have to cover all costs associated with their admission. It is generally impossible to determine an exact figure for the total cost of surgery. Therefore, the figures provided below is an estimate and should only be used as a guide.
On top of the $5,950, these fees will also be included (prices may vary based on hospital of choice):
- Bed costs of up to $800/day
- Theatre costs up to $5000 per hour, in addition to this the costs of theatre equipment.
- Admission to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can be up to $3,000 per day
Hospitals will provide quotes to patients before admission and expect an up-front payment on the day of admission for the estimated amount. Patients having weight-loss surgery will have total expenses of $9,000 – $20,000, with direct hospital costs being up to 75 – 90% of this total cost (this is the amount covered by private health insurance if you have taken out private hospital cover).
Medicare will contribute a small amount towards your medical costs, but this is dependent entirely on your treatment.
As obesity is a pre-existing condition the private health funds will not cover admissions for surgery until the person has been with them for 12-24 months.
Call us for a quotation on (02) 4229 6355 – you might be surprised at just how affordable our uninsured program is.