How much does bariatric surgery cost?
Understanding your insurance and payment options is often one of the most difficult parts of the weight loss surgery process. Fortunately, our staff are well versed in the insurance process. We’re ready to help you get approved for surgery and discuss your billing and payment options.
Approval for Weight Loss Surgery
Every insurance policy is different, but most require similar information to help determine your medical necessity.
If you’ve discovered that you qualify for surgery, we should be able to work with you to ensure you’re approved for surgery. However the approval process will take some time (typically 2+ months).
In the event of an unjustified denial of coverage, we’ll continue working with you to help overturn your insurance provider’s decision.
Our surgeons participate in most insurance plans and Medicare. Call us for the latest information regarding your insurance options.
If your health insurance doesn’t cover your weight loss surgery with your surgeon of choice, or fails to approve you for the procedure (or if you don’t have health insurance), other payment options are available. Our billing specialists are happy to discuss our self-pay options and costs with you.
Note that the hospital and anesthesiologist also have charges for their portion of the operation and hospitalization.