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  1. Sandy15

    HBF PROVIDERS

    Hi guys, I just realised that there is a big out of pocket cost if I am to have my sleeve done by Dr Dolan ($3850.00). I am now looking for those insured with HBF and went to an HBF provider for their WLS. Can you recommend please? My anxiety isn't allowing me to leave it up to my GP because I want to hear from people who experienced the surgeon first hand. Please give me their name. I am in Joondalup but happy to travel to the city for it if the surgeon is worth it. Thanks for your help!
  2. Morto

    Cost Brisbane no PHI

    I don't have private health insurance but I have decided to try and access my super for sleeve surgery in Brisbane. Have others self funded via super and what was the total cost? Did you do it at a private or public hospital? Which surgeon and also how long from booking the consult to having the procedure? I've tried to do research on this but all I can find is either outdated or hugely varies. Thanks for sharing.
  3. I checked emails to find one from my private health insurer - Medibank. Only to be notified that as of 28th September 2015 weight loss surgery will not be covered on basic cover anymore (The only reason why I even bothered with private health cover). I haven't been signed up for a full year. My question is if I will be switching over to another level of cover does that mean any previous time served will be null and void in regards to my application for weight loss surgery? Obviously soon I will call medibank themselves but just wanting to know other people's expierience in regards to similar situation. Cheers
  4. Hi, I'm new to the site/ group Apologies in advance for the long winded post! Although I'm in the research stages of the sleeve gastrectomy I am seriously considering getting the surgery done in time to come. Growing up I always compared myself to other girls and saw myself as big, being that I am short (153cmish) and they were tall didn't help. My weight was probably a little over for my height but throughout the years it's slowly piled on, moving to the country (driving not walking everywhere) hasn't helped. I've went from 80kg [2009] to 113kg [2014] (this includes after pregnancy in 2013). I recently got down to 102.7kg with the help of medication (duromine) but back up to 105kg within last month with constant travel and poor food choices on the road, the medication has been the kickstart I needed but I know it's not realistic or safe to stay on it and am looking for a more permanent solution. My BMI is 45 I feel like I have exhausted all options and this looks to be what I truly need, (along with healthy eating and exercise of course). Portion size has always been my issue also, just eating and not recognising the signs of fullness, I could imagine a smaller stomach size would help immensely provided I ate the right things. I don't want to be one of those mum's that watches from the sidelines & is too unhealthy to join in! I would just like to know some details from those who have gone through the private health insurance road, I know each are different and the prices rise in april but want to make sure I get signed up with one that covers the sleeve surgery, and also what the experiences with different companies are like.. good, bad otherwise??? I am from Victoria if that helps? Thanks a million for your time!!! Bianca
  5. Hi I currently have basic hospital with peoplecare, according to a comparison website it covers obesity surgery. I was planning on increasing my cover but won't bother if this is sufficient. I'm just in the planning process so waiting to meet a dr. I'm looking at a sleeve. Thanks x
  6. taaamy

    New Melbournian!

    Hey, I am new to all of this and i am taking out my PHI in a fortnight. I am planning on going with medibank, what have others thought of this PHI? Also, apparently there are doctors that have gap cover which means that you are not out of pocket (only the excess) has anyone gone through this way? I also heard you can access your super in order to pay for out of pocket expenses, has anyone done this and succeeded? thank you and sorry for so many questions. I just want to make sure I have my fact rights!
  7. So I am in the process of getting my health care fund sorted but I have a few questions. I live in Victoria and I was wondering how much people where out of pocket with a PHI? Has anyone succeeded in dipping into their superfund for the out of pocket funds? One more question, apparently with some health funds there are gap cover doctors, which means that there is no gap in the procedure so no out of pocket, has anyone found these doctors? I cannot find the right practitioner on the list for the PHI i want to go with. Apologues for so many questions but I hope someone has some answers to these. Thank you
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