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Weight loss surgery

Information on prepping, recovery and costs for weight loss surgery

Thinking about weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery is a set of surgical procedures that aid weight loss. Find out whether you need one and what your options are. And remember: the earlier you contact us, the more support and options we can provide.

Understanding the types of weight loss procedures

Types of weight loss procedures

Information about gastric sleeve, gastric band, and gastric bypass surgery.

Researching and preparing for weight loss surgery

Preparing for weight loss surgery

Tips and information on how to prepare for gastric sleeve, gastric band and gastric bypass surgery.

Understanding the out-pocket-costs for a gastric bypass

What are the out-pocket-costs for a gastric bypass?

Get an overview of the out-of-pocket costs associated with a gastric bypass so you know what to expect.

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How you can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses

A few handy tips to help you keep your out-of-pocket costs down.

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How to choose a specialist

One of the biggest benefits of being treated in the private system is that you get to choose your own specialist – here’s how to pick the right one for you.  

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What are your public and private hospital options for weight loss surgery?

A guide to the health care system in Australia.

Recovering from weight loss surgery

Recovering from weight loss surgery

Tips and information on recovering from bariatric surgery and improving weight loss.

Adjusting to life after weight loss surgery

Adjusting to life after weight loss surgery

What to expect, and how to feel your best after bariatric surgery.

Find a specialist

Take the guesswork out of choosing a specialist. Use our Find a provider tool to find out how much and how often, a specialist charges out-of-pocket costs.

Medibank health support and services

As a Medibank member you get more than just health insurance. Through Hospital Assist, we can connect you with other services to support you during each stage of your hospital journey.

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24/7 Medibank Nurse

Health concerns keeping you up at night? With hospital cover you’re supported by Medibank nurses on our 24/7 Medibank Nurse phone service. ~

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Health concierge

Health Concierge provides personalised health support to help eligible Medibank hospital members prepare for, or recover from, a hospital stay or treatment. #

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Medibank at Home

With your doctor's support, eligible members can choose whether a treatment is delivered in the hospital or home, with a range of services, such as rehabilitation and chemotherapy. *

Medibank has a wide range of health support and wellbeing programs for eligible members going to hospital, including a digital health concierge and hospital experience scores.

Help the way you want it

Contact Medibank when and how it suits you; online 24/7, in store, by phone, or through the My Medibank app.

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Call us on 132 331

Speak to one of our friendly staff about your cover and going to hospital.

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24/7 chat online

Chat to our friendly staff online anytime for advice and help with your health cover.

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Login to My Medibank

Manage your cover on the go via My Medibank or via the app.

Looking for something else?

Visit our Hospital Assist homepage for a range of tools and advice to help you at every stage of your hospital journey.

Things you need to know

#   Health Concierge is available to all eligible Medibank members who hold hospital cover. Excludes Overseas Visitor Health Cover, Working Visa Health Cover and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

*    Must have eligible hospital cover, all relevant waiting periods must have been served and treating doctor must consider it appropriate. Out of pocket expenses may apply. Chemotherapy, palliative and dialysis program not available in all areas. 

~    OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees). 

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