Information for TWLS patients - Omega Loop or Mini Bypass

Funded through Superannuation

Last updated 19/6/2020

You have been provided this link after your consultations at Toowoomba Weight Loss Surgery because it is relevant to your upcoming procedure, the costs and the methods of payment.

To applyfor the compassionate release of Superannuation, you will need to gather all the necessary estimates from the relevant providers and upload all these as part of your application.  You will need to contact your Super fund provider about how they will release funds to you upon approval from the ATO.  The ATO provides all the details here. It is then your responsibility to pay each of the providers directly.

It can be overwhelming, so don't hesitate to ask the TWLS team or other patients in the Facebook support group for help if you get stuck in the process of gathering information and making your application.  You can read more about this is our Blog here

To make your application for the compassionate release of super for medical treatment you will need to upload:

  • Fee estimates from the Surgeon, Assistant, Hospital, Anaesthetist, Dietitian and Psychologist

  • Report from Dr Wylie certifying the medical treatment is necessary to alleviate an acute or chronic illness

  • Report from your GP accessed here

You will make an online application through your MyGov account attaching your documentation.

 

This table outlines the providers, an indication of costs and how this needs to be paid once approved and you have the funds available.

Surgeon

You will be provided with an invoice from Dr Wylie.  You will need to pay this fee in advance through internet banking or credit card.

ANZ

Account Name: DDGS

BSB: 014257

Account: 307156077

Reference:  Your last name

Fee

Covers

$5474.90

Procedure & 1 month followup

Due

Two weeks in advance

Paid to Dr Wylie

Assistant

Dr Wylie works with a number of assistants and you will be advised who is assisting Dr Wylie on the day of your surgery.

Fee

Color

Set by assistant

Gray

Due

Two weeks prior

Paid to the assistant

Anaesthetist

Add your content or connect to a database.

Fee

Color

mixed

Orange

Due

Two week

Paid to the Anaesthetist

Hospital 

As at May 1, 2019

n average hospital stay is two nights but this can be longer depending on your unique needs.  The fee includes your overnight stays, the consumables used in theatre during your procedure and 

Fee

Color

mixed

Orange

Due

Funds available ot day

Paid to the Anaesthetist

Psychologist

Add your content or connect to a database.

Fee

Color

mixed

Orange

Due

Two week

Paid to the Anaesthetist

Dietitian

Add your content or connect to a database.

Fee

Color

mixed

Orange

Due

Two week

Paid to the Anaesthetist