Cost of Bariatric Surgery

Below prices are indicative only. Pricing structure may vary depending on your level of insurance cover (assuming your policy covers you for weight loss surgery), your policy’s associated excess and your choice of hospital.

Weight Loss Surgery Cost

If you have private health insurance, you should contact your fund to confirm that you are covered for weight loss surgery. If you don’t have private health insurance or your policy doesn’t cover you, please note that some smaller private hospitals offer a discount to major hospitals for weight loss surgery and you can be operated on there to reduce the cost.

Please email us with your situation for a precise quote if needed.

Gastric Sleeve

  • Insured patient = $4,376 minus $876 Medicare rebate = $3,500 out of pocket (*all costs included).
  • Uninsured patient = $17,650 minus the $657 Medicare rebate = $16,993 out of pocket (*all costs included).


Gastric Bypass

  • Insured patient = $5,578 minus $1,078 Medicare rebate = $4,500 out of pocket (*all costs included).


* Cost shown includes all fees for Dr Govind Krishna + surgical assistant + anaesthetists + hospital fees + dietitian and exercise physiologist for one year + consult with psychologist or psychiatrist for assessment + GST.

Payment Options

Financing Loan

MediPay specialise in payment plans for medical and surgical procedures. This might be an option if you are looking for a way to finance bariatric surgery.


You can also access your superannuation to pay for your care. The application for early super release is processed by the Australian Tax Office. You will need to complete an application form and obtain a written letter of support from both your GP and Dr Krishna. Dr Krishna will provide a letter of support upon request after your initial consultation. It takes about 3 weeks for the ATO to process the application and a further 4-6 weeks for your superannuation fund to release the funds to your personal bank account. Government information can be found on the ATO website or the Australian Government Department Human Services website.

Specialist weight loss surgeon

Dr Govind Krishna


Dr Govind Krishna is an expert is weight loss surgery with 20+ years of experience performing gastric surgery. He has performed over 2,000+ weight loss and gastric operations and offers affordable surgical solutions for those wishing to consider weight loss surgery.

He offers an empathetic, non-judgemental approach to weight loss management and his mission is to help his patients restore their health and move on with their lives.

He holds a Master of Surgery (MS) degree specialising in gastric surgery and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Dr Krishna consults across South-Western Sydney at Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool and Hurstville.

Learn more about Dr Krishna’s significant weight loss surgical experience below.

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