Fees

Written by Ali Zarrouk on .

Consultation fees:

Initial consultation:        $160.00 (medicare rebate $72.75)
Follow-up visit: $80.00 (medicare rebate $36.55)

Patients 65 years or older and patients 16 years or younger

You will be bulk billed for consultations.

DVA card holders

Gold card holders will be not be charged any out of pocket expenses.

Workcover Patients

There will be no charge to you for your consultations or surgery.

Surgical Operations Fees

General Surgery and Endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy)

Patients with health funds will not be charged a gap for operations in private hospitals. The accounts will be sent directly to the health fund for payment. You may need to clarify with your health fund about your level of cover. There may be costs related to the pathology and other hospital related costs. These costs are not associated with our clinic. 

Public patients: You will be placed on the waiting list at Campbelltown Public Hospital. Your operation will be covered by medicare. 

Obesity Surgery


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Our Obesity Surgery Care Program includes

  1. Reviews by Dr Ali Zarrouk for 18 months
  2. Reviews by our clinic dietitian before and after surgery for 18 months
  3. Portion Perfection Plate and Bowl for Bariatrics
  4. BN Multi chewable multivitamins for the first month
  5. The comprehensive book "Your Complete Guide to Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery" by Sally Johnston


Sleeve Gastrectomy

Patients with private health insurance cover
Care program cost is $4,900. The in-hospital fees for the surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical assistant are invoiced directly to your health fund.
Hosptial charges: normally covered by health funds
Please check with your health fund about your level of cover. The item number for sleeve gastrectomy is 31575.

Patients without private health insurance (self funded)
Care program cost is $6,500. The in-hospital fees for the surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical assistant are invoiced directly to medicare.
Hospital charges: $13,000- $15,000. Check with hospital.
We advice patients without private health insurance to join a health fund. After the standard waiting period of 12 months the health fund will cover the costs of the private hospital and equipments used which make the bulk of the total cost. While waiting for your health fund to kick-in, you can make use of your time to prepare for surgery both mentally and physically.

Gastric Bypass

Patients with private health insurance cover
Care program cost is $5,900. The in-hospital fees for the surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical assistant are invoiced directly to your health fund.
Hosptial charges: normally covered by health funds
Please check with your health fund about your level of cover. The item number for gastric bypass is 31572.

Patients without private health insurance(self funded)
We advice patients without private health insurance to join a health fund. After the standard waiting period of 12 months the health fund will cover the costs of the private hospital and equipments used which make the bulk of the total cost. While waiting for your health fund to kick-in, you can make use of your time to prepare for surgery both mentally and physically.

Gastric Band Removal

Patients with private health insurance: No Gap.
Please check with your health fund about your level of cover. The item number for removal of gastric band is 31584.

Patients without private health insurance: Surgery is done at Campbelltown Public Hospital under medicare.

Early Release of Superannuation

Some patients elect to access their super to pay for the cost of obesity surgery. Before deciding to use your super we advice you to speak with your accountant or fianicial adviser. Remember that money in your superfund is accumulating interest and accessing it now means that you will lose on that interest when you decide to retire. Check the website of Department of Human Services for more information and forms.
To apply you will need three application forms (yourself, GP and us). The application process takes about 4-6 weeks and the money is released into your account.

Obesity Surgery in Public Hospitals

I share your frustration for the lack of the access to obesity surgery at public hospitals in NSW. I hope we will be able to offer the surgery for our patients at Campbelltown Public Hospital in the future. 

Contact Us

Address:
Suite 13, Level 1
Campbelltown Priv Hospital
42 Parkside Cres
Campbelltown 2560 NSW

Phone:
+02 4625 4745

Fax:
+ 02 4625 7335