Short stay, low cost packaged bariatric program for sleeve gastrectomy
Mercy Bariatrics has collaborated with St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital to provide a high value, low cost, package deal for eligible bariatric patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy by Dr Cohen.
In designing this program, we have not reduced or compromised on the extent or quality of the preoperative assessment, surgical care or postoperative care and support, which we offer to all our patients.
Using the principles of ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery), the program is designed to support patients and safely allow their recovery and discharge with the aim of only one night stay in hospital. This will result in considerable savings for suitable patients as a package deal.
- Age 18-65
- BMI < 50
- Weight < 150 kg
- No more than two significant comorbidities (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnoea, significant cardiac disease or significant respiratory disease)
- Willingness to engage in the ERAS program
- Have a suitable adult carer at home to support you after discharge from hospital.
Eligibility for this program is determined based on clinical grounds by your surgical team. In some cases where it is determined that your clinical situation requires an extra night stay or surgery at another hospital with Intensive Care Unit support, additional charges will be raised by that hospital.
ERAS (Enhanced Recovery after Surgery) Program:
ERAS is a philosophy of treatment and patient management that optimises all aspects of a patient’s pre-operative , intra- operative and post-operative care to comprehensively control post-operative pain, nausea, diet, and allow for early mobilisation and discharge.
Surgery will typically occur in the morning with oral fluids introduced early on the first day. This allows patients to be drinking adequate amounts and achieving their targets for oral intake before discharge on the afternoon of the next day. Patients must be discharged into the care of an adult and will be provided with all discharge medications.
All-inclusive package cost for the Access Bariatrics Program includes:
- Mercy Bariatrics
- Pre-operative assessment with surgeon, dietician, exercise physiologist and bariatric assessor
- Surgical and surgical assistant fees
- Postoperative “Success Habits“ program
- Anaesthetist Fees
- St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital fees
- Theatre fees, one night’s accommodation and all discharge medications * **
Total Package Cost: $19,500
To access this program you will be required to pay upfront and prior to your admission.
We can assist you in accessing your superannuation for early release to fund this surgery.
Alternatively, St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital has partnered with reputable alternative payment providers to assist with a payment plan or loan.
*If a second night’s stay is required, additional fees of $1000/night may be raised by the Hospital.
**If additional emergency procedures are required, fees will also apply.