Take control and start your weight loss journey now.

We believe that weight loss surgery and our unique program can transform lives.

That’s why we offer affordable packages that are accessible to everyone.  Our program provides comprehensive pre-operative assessment, follow up and access to support which is vital to long term success.

Appointments

Weight loss on your own can be very difficult.

In North Queensland we look after our own and no one will support you like a fellow member of your community. That is why we have made an effort to make surgery accessible to all North Queenslanders. Your results are as important to us as they are to you and our comprehensive, locally based education and follow up program will support your journey for you to achieve your goals. Surgery is only one aspect of your transformation and the support and education you will receive pre and post surgery has a profound influence on your long term success. Costings for surgery incorporate these support programs. Before choosing surgery, ensure that you are well informed about your follow up support programWe provide accessible and comprehensive packages for patients with and without private health insurance. Bariatric surgery has a Medicare item number and is recognised by all the major health funds.

We recommend obtaining the appropriate private health insurance prior to undergoing any weight loss surgery procedures. Private health insurance will cover the majority of the costs associated with your surgical procedure. However, most elective procedures will incur an out-of-pocket cost, these prices will vary depending on the procedure and are subject to each individuals medical conditions. Having private health insurance also ensures your costs are minimised if you experience a prolonged hospital stay and require further and ongoing investigations including another surgery.

A 12-month waiting period does usually apply, and through engagement with our program we use this time to undertake and reinforce the behaviour and lifestyle changes that will lead to success after surgery.

Pricing for Patients with Private Health Insurance.

To find out if you are covered, contact your health fund and quote the Medicare item number listed in the box below.
Sleeve Gastrectomy

$5500.00

Medicare item number - 31575

Includes:

  • Surgeon
  • Surgical assistant
  • Follow-up care with Dr Scott Whiting
  • Follow-up with bariatric dietitian for 12 months post-surgery

Additional Fees to be expected:

  • Initial Dietitian appointment $160 (claimable through health fund extras cover)
  • Anaesthetist between $1800 - $2000
  • Hospital Excess (subject to your insurance policy)
  • Pathology and Radiology (if required)

**The price may vary depending on patients’ medical circumstances. 

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (Primary)

$7000.00

Medicare item number - 31572

Includes:

  • Surgeon
  • Surgical assistant
  • Follow-up care with Dr Scott Whiting
  • Follow-up with bariatric dietitian for 12 months post-surgery

Additional Fees to be expected:

  • Initial Dietitian appointment $160 (claimable through health fund extras cover)
  • Anaesthetist between $1800 - $2500
  • Hospital Excess (subject to your insurance policy)
  • Pathology and Radiology (if required).

**The price may vary depending on patients’ medical circumstances. 

Mini Gastric Bypass (Primary)

$6000.00

Medicare item number - 31572

Includes:

  • Surgeon
  • Surgical assistant
  • Follow-up care with Dr Scott Whiting
  • Follow-up with bariatric dietitian for 12 months post-surgery

Additional Fees to be expected:

  • Initial Dietitian appointment $160 (claimable through health fund extras cover)
  • Anaesthetist between $1800 - $2500
  • Hospital Excess (subject to your insurance policy)
  • Pathology and Radiology (if required).

**The price may vary depending on patients’ medical circumstances. 

Pricing for Patients without Private Health Insurance.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

$5500.00

Medicare item number - 31575

Includes:

  • Surgeon
  • Surgical assistant
  • Follow-up care with Dr Scott Whiting
  • Follow-up with bariatric dietitian for 12 months post-surgery

Additional Fees to be expected:

  • Initial Dietitian appointment $160 (claimable through health fund extras cover)
  • Anaesthetist between $1800 - $2200
  • The Mater Private Hospital Townsville - 13,500**
  • Pathology & Radiology: $400 - $600 (if required)

Approximate Total Cost Between: $ 21,360.00 – $21,960
**The price may vary depending on patients’ medical circumstances. 
** This fee is based on a single item number and no complications.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (Primary)

$7000.00

Medicare item number - 31572

Includes:

  • Surgeon
  • Surgical assistant
  • Follow-up care with Dr Scott Whiting
  • Follow-up with bariatric dietitian for 12 months post-surgery

Additional Fees to be expected:

  • Initial Dietitian appointment $160 (claimable through health fund extras cover)
  • Anaesthetist between $1800 - $2500
  • The Mater Private Hospital Townsville - $14,000
  • Pathology & Radiology: $400 - $600 (if required)

Approximate Total Cost Between: $ 23,610.00 – $24,510
**The price may vary depending on patients’ medical circumstances. 
** This fee is based on a single item number and no complications.

Mini Gastric Bypass (Primary)

$6000.00

Medicare item number - 31572

Includes:

  • Surgeon
  • Surgical assistant
  • Follow-up care with Dr Scott Whiting
  • Follow-up with bariatric dietitian for 12 months post-surgery

Additional Fees to be expected:

  • Initial Dietitian appointment $160 (claimable through health fund extras cover)
  • Anaesthetist between $1800 - $2500
  • The Mater Private Hospital Townsville - $14,000
  • Pathology & Radiology: $400 - $600 (if required)

Approximate Total Cost Between: $ 22,610.00 – $23,510
**The price may vary depending on patients’ medical circumstances 
** This fee is based on a single item number and no complications.

* Please note that it is the patient’s responsibility to ensure that they have a current GP referral for all of their follow-up appointments with Dr Scott Whiting.

Be your own hero and commit to better life quality today.

Experience genuine change. Weight loss surgery supported by our experienced clinical team is truly life changing.

Are you considering weightloss surgery?

If your BMI is between 30-35 without obesity-related health conditions, Dr Whiting will carefully determine your eligibility for surgical weight-loss interventions.