Weight loss surgery can be one of the most effective ways of losing weight and keeping it off. But, what if your insurance does not cover this procedure? That means you must pay for it out of pocket, which could be a bit of a financial stress for you. Cash pay for weight loss surgery is more common and more attainable than you might think because of the variety of payment options that are available.
Pursuing you weight loss surgery idea
Once you have decided that you want to pursue the weight loss surgery idea, you should do some significant research on doctors and clinics that provide this service. During your research, you will come across a lot of different places that claim to be the best. But when it comes to your body and your health, you deserve to truly have the best, most reliable and safe procedure possible. Our team at WeightWise brings more experience and more financial payment options to the table, especially when it comes to cash pay.
- Upfront pricing: We are upfront from the very get-go about what the surgery costs will be. Depending on the procedure, costs can range from $7,500 to $15,000. There are also surgical procedures that cost somewhere in the middle, including the Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve and the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band surgery. We will discuss which procedure is best for you.
- Accommodations: For many people researching weight loss surgery, they forget to factor in the accommodation costs of the whole procedure. If you travel out of state, do not forget to include the costs of airline tickets, hotel, and a rental car. All of this is not covered through insurance and should be factored in. If you must travel out of town to meet our outstanding and experienced team at WeightWise, we will help provide suggestions on affordable places to stay and recover during your time in our city.
- Requirements: Before you start saving your money and planning time off work, be sure to meet with our team to discuss your specific health situation. Weight loss surgery comes with specific risks and we will provide you with information on what requirements need to be met before you make your final decision to undergo the procedure.
WeightWise doctors and staff are passionate about changing lives through weight loss. Losing weight will help get you on the path towards a healthy, happy life, and that’s something that is worth every penny.
I am not sure what I would want to have done for sure because I weigh around 170 and I am 5’2”. I just had an EGD in April 2021 and had to get my esophagus dilated. I take reflux medicine and in 2008 I had tongue cancer surgery and 35 radiation treatments and a peg tube but I am fine now except that my mouth is drier and I usually have to drink something when I eat so not sure how that would work with WLS? I was wondering if gastric balloon would work for me but just afraid I would gain everything back when it is removed and not sure I would lose enough with it but it is kind of appealing because of no surgery and could get back to work and things faster but I also am curious about other surgeries too because of better weight loss. I am pretty sure my insurance doesn’t cover though so I would need to know the prices if you are self pay for Balloon, Sleeve etc. Thank you
Good Morning Debbie! These would all be a great questions for one of our operating physicians. The first step is to watch the free online seminar. Then we will get you in to see the surgeon whom will discuss the pros and cons of each surgery, review your health history, and discuss our process to operation. They will also go over any questions/concerns that you may have at this time.
You can watch the seminar online at https://weightwise.com/seminars/#seminar-tabs