Weight loss surgery

What are 'Weight loss surgery' services?

Hospital treatment for surgery that is designed to reduce a person’s weight, remove excess skin due to weight loss and reversal of a bariatric procedure. For example: gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes Weight loss service, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

Please refer to privatehealth.gov.au for MBS item numbers that are included in the Weight loss surgery services category.

Important, please note.
The MBS item numbers listed will attract benefits from HIF provided that (a) the code forms part of a hospital inpatient admission; (b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product; and (c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods.  To search for more information on a particular item code, simply copy and paste the code into Medicare's online search function.