Whilst Medicare recognises bariatric surgery as an established medical treatment in Australia, the surgery itself is not performed much in the public health system for various reasons. Top cover health insurance is generally required for bariatric surgery to be performed in a private hospital. You can contact your insurance company and quote the following items to see if you are eligible:

  • Gastric Sleeve – 31575
  • Gastric Bypass – 31572

Alternatively superannuation can be used for patients to cover the costs of bariatric surgery if they are deemed medically eligible here

Please feel free to contact our admin/finance team if you have any further questions.