Initial visit

The cost of an initial consultation is $210 and payable on the day. Of this fee Medicare will rebate $81.30 as of 1st November 2023.

Surgical fees

Your private health fund will cover some 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).
Our practice is a known GAP practice for most surgery excluding weight loss surgery. For weight loss surgery costs vary depending on many factors. For more detailed costing refer to our weight loss surgery fees.

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 to be brought to your first appointment. Our surgeons will then discuss with you the surgery with you and fill out the form if appropriate.

Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods:

• Cash
• Cheque
• Credit Card – including VISA, Mastercard
• Direct Debit via Electronic Funds Transfer

Are You Insured ?

Are You Insured ?


Laparoscopic band removal
Item No. 31585
Known GAP $0 – $500
Laparoscopic revisional surgery Item No. 31584
(Known patient to our clinic)
Known GAP $500
Laparoscopic revisional surgery Item No. 31584
(Not known to our clinic)
Known GAP $500 or $6,000
(contact rooms for further information as case dependent)

*Please note patients who require revisional surgery and are not privately insured potentially under our care at The Royal Brisbane Hospital*

** Medicare Rebate rates are as of 1st November 2023 and subject to variation**

*** Health fund rebates vary with health fund***

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.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside
Level 1 St Vincent’s Northside Education Centre
627 Rode Road, Chermside QLD 4032
(07) 3350 2533
(07) 3350 2511
[email protected]

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