All patients wishing to go forward for bariatric surgery attend a pre-assessment clinic which includes same day appointments with the Physician, Psychologist and Dietitian followed by an appointment at a later date with the Surgeon.
Once patients have met with the multidisciplinary team and a decision has been made to proceed to surgery an application for insurance approval is made on your behalf by the surgical team in the lead up to your surgical date.
If you wish to contact your insurer in advance to confirm that you are covered for the surgery, you can do so by quoting the codes 181 and 183.
- Please note additional investigations, e.g. ECG, sleep studies require confirmation of cover with the insurer.
- Additional investigations, blood test results and post-surgical follow ups appointments are payable at our normal outpatient rates.
For patients wishing to self-pay for surgery, they can contact the team for further information