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Do I need private health insurance?

It's highly recommended that every patient has private health insurance. In the unlikely event of any complications or extra gastric bypass costs arising from surgery, self-funded patients may require transfer to a public hospital for treatment which will interrupt the quality and consistency of their care.

There is usually a 12-month waiting period after joining to allow access to bariatric surgery.

For patients who participate in the Peak Program, Dr Silverman will perform any further procedures such as cholecystectomy, hernia repair and abdominoplasty with no out of pocket costs as long as they maintain their private health insurance.


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