The cost of an initial consultation is $180 and payable on the day. Of this fee Medicare will rebate $73.85.
Your private health fund will cover most of the surgical costs, depending on your health insurer and level of cover. Total Upper GI Surgery will provide you with a quote stating the medicare item numbers for your procedure. Your anaesthetist will also provide you a written quote.
Total Upper GI Surgery endeavour to provide high quality health care. The costs associated with providing this care are high. The fees are fair and reasonable and based on the complexity and level of expertise required. The AMA (Australian Medical Association) provides a list of recommended fees for all operations. Our surgeons will generally charge a fee less than the AMA fee. There however will generally be a gap (a fee above the rebate received from Medicare and your health fund).
Superannuation for weight loss surgery
We at Total Upper GI Surgery definitely accept patients who are utilising superannuation to improve their health with weight loss surgery. In appropriate patients, this will require a form completed by your GP and bought to your first appointment. Our surgeons will then discuss with you the surgery and fill out the form if appropriate.
Total Upper GI Surgery is a team of Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Specialists who provide their patients with leading expert care in the fields of Weight loss Reflux, Oesophago-gastric cancer and General Surgery. With a focus on collaboration, Dr Rob Finch, Dr David Mitchell and Dr Kevin Chan are the specialist general surgeons providing high quality care to patients across Brisbane and greater Queensland.