Here is a step by step guide of what you need to do prior to your surgery
You will need to be approved for surgery by the surgeon prior to departing Australia. If you struggle with computers or filling out forms, or just want to chat with us, you can request a consultation and we will take you through the questionnaire.
If you are ready to proceed, your first step will be to complete the assessment form so you can be approved for surgery.
NOTE: It is imperative that you complete this accurately and honestly. You may be refused surgery in Malaysia by the surgeon if it is found you have not been honest. No refunds will be provided if you have not completed the assessment form honestly and your surgery is canceled.Start the Eligibility Assessment
This is not the type of surgery that you should hide from your close family (eg husband/wife). You will need support and assistance once your surgery is completed and if your family don’t know, they won’t understand when all of a sudden you are eating a tiny portion of what you once ate, and losing weight rapidly.
They may not understand why you want to do this, but with your GP’s support, along with the information found on this website, you should be able to show them the benefits.
It is important that you discuss any life-changing procedures with your GP. We don’t require you to talk about where you are planning or thinking about getting your surgery, just that you are. Some GP’s recommend counseling first and this may be an important step to ensuring you are successful.
If you are over the age of 40
If you have a heart condition, a history of mild stroke or taking aspirin or blood thinners or have been a smoker:
NOTE: The surgeon will outline all recommendations after you have completed the eligibility assessment form.
You should be able to have these done on Medicare prior to leaving Australia but should be completed no longer than a month before surgery (closer to surgery for blood work is better) If you choose to have them in Malaysia due to time restrictions or otherwise, you will have a cost associated with this. Please inquire with your consultant for an estimate.Referral Letter for testing from your GP
Once you are approved for surgery, you will receive quotes for all costs including
You will complete the acceptance online form to proceed, you will pay a minimum of the deposit and booking fee with full payment required 14 days prior to departure (or 7 days for Fast Track).Standard Surgery Inclusions
Passport: You will need a passport with a validity of at least 6 months for entry to Malaysia. There is no visa required.
Currency: We recommend you change money in Malaysia at the exchangers located in the Mall where your hotel is located (Mid Valley). The exchange rate in Malaysia from (AUD to MYR) is generally better in country but this is completely your choice. If you wanted to take a small amount of money depending on what time your flight arrives, please do so.
Please note: It is not A New Life’s responsibility to follow you up on your passport. If your surgery needs to be moved and flights changed, you will incur additional charges (flight differences [costs unknown], theatre rebooking fees ($275), Surgeon rebooking fees ($350), the administration fee ($200).
Travel Insurance: If you choose not to take Complications Coverage (see below) – you should seek your own Travel Insurance which generally does not provide any benefits for medical travel.
Complications Cover: There is only one provider of medical complications insurance. Global Protective Solutions. This company specifically offers benefits for people travelling overseas for surgery along with a host of other travel benefits including Travel Cover. You can get a quote here.Departure Day checklist