We at Weight Loss Victoria recognise that your choice to have bariatric surgery and where to have it is a major life decision. We have a specially designed program to maximise excellent outcomes, to ensure excellent follow‑up and a to oversee your exciting journey through weight-loss surgery.
It is well recognised that regular medical follow-up is required after bariatric surgery, particularly after LapBand surgery. Without this follow-up, results are suboptimal and complication rates are increased.
Therefore, we have structured our program to ensure that there are minimal barriers to follow-up. After your surgery, all bariatric-surgery related consultations are free to you, as long as you keep your private health insurance current. We will not charge you to manage any complication which might arise as a result of your bariatric surgery, now or in the future, again as long as you keep your private health insurance current. Band adjustments and Band check-ups are similarly free to you. The reason we do this is to remove any disincentive to you coming back, so that we can ensure your results are as good as possible.
The dietitians with whom we work will offer a similar program. They will usually offer a package of five consultations without any further costs.
The fine print
We do need to point out that this promise only applies to fees charged by us. If you need to come into hospital again, the hospital itself might charge you out-of-pocket fees. So too may any other specialists you might need to see in case of problems. Also, some costs are not covered by our promise, such as gym fees, behavioral modification, nutritional supplementation and body contouring surgeries to remove excess skin, lift sagging body areas and improve loose muscles or treat fat deposits.