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Curvyinbrisie

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About Curvyinbrisie

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  • Location
    Brisbane
  • Interests
    ESG
  • Band/Sleeve Status
    On the Waiting List
  • Weight Loss Status
    Just Starting

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  1. Curvyinbrisie

    ESG - Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Hi CarolC, Thanks for providing the quote. I went ahead with the Gastric Sleeve which came in at $6,800 for the surgeon and 12 /18 months dietician support and consults. Because I had private health insurance, I was covered for all the hospital fees. I'm now 3 months out and am so happy I took the jump with some sort of the surgery... For me, it wasn't so much about if it was the VSG or the ESG, but the fact that I'm gaining control over my health and life that's so incredibly positive. Not looking back! Best of luck with your procedure! Will be keen to hear your feedback on how it went.
  2. Curvyinbrisie

    ESG - Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and looking into the ESG procedure here in Brisbane soon. I've done the prelim endoscopy and all is good but have been told by my surgeon that the Medicare has removed the item number for this procedure and are looking into establishing a new item number. This affects all ESG procedures in Australia. I've been put on a waiting list for when Medicare launches the new item number (which nobody knows when that will happen...) Is there anyone who is in the same situation? Or know any more about this? Finally I thought I had found a solution, but frustrated I can't move forward...
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