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.

Cost of Weight Loss Surgery

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.

Initial consultation fee: $290.00

If proceeding to surgery, costs below apply:

Cost of Gastric Sleeve:

  • Insured patient = $6,726 minus $876 Health fund rebate = $5,850 out of pocket (*all costs included).
  • Uninsured patient = $20,807 minus the $657 Medicare rebate = $20,150 out of pocket (*all costs included).

Cost of Gastric Bypass:

  • Insured patient = $8,778 minus $1,078 Medicare rebate = $7,700 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, all inclusive of GST.


  • If patient has comorbidities like sleep apnoea, heart disease, renal pathology or require a High Dependency Unit stay in hospital, post-surgery fees may be higher.
  • Any additional surgery required, such as hiatus hernia repair, cholecystectomy or abdominal wall hernia will incur further charges.

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 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 and Liverpool.

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

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New Rooms From June 3rd

On the June 3rd We will be changing our practice rooms to:
11 Price St Wetherill Park 2164.

For all patients visiting before then please come to our rooms at:
15 Wrentmore St, Fairfield 2165.