If you have tried for years to lose weight through traditional exercise and dieting and you simply have not seen the results you need to make a difference in your health, you know how frustrating it can be. Being overweight or obese not only causes you to slow down physically, but it can also bring shame or embarrassment, but the good news is, there can be a solution: weight loss surgery.

Weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass, is one of the most effective ways for people to lose weight and keep it off. The idea of losing the weight is exciting, but you can turn that idea into action by determining if you’re the right candidate for the procedure. It could change your life.

Procedures range in price from $7,000 to upwards of $20,000 and unfortunately, many times, weight loss surgery is not paid for through insurance companies. That means patients are left to figure out a way to pay for it out of pocket. 

Our experienced team at WeightWise know that you work hard for your money and we want to make bariatric surgery as affordable and accessible for people who qualify for this life-changing procedure. We know that it can be frustrating and disappointing to learn that the surgery will not be paid for through insurance and that you will need to come up with the money on your own.

Here are some of our tips on how to continue onward in starting your weight loss journey with gastric bypass surgery.

#1: Express yourself: We know that it can be stressful learning that you will need to come up with a good portion of money for your surgery. Express how you are feeling with people that you love and trust, so things are not bottled up. But, don’t be disheartened! There are still several options that can allow you to get the surgery.

#2: Finance it: We know that these surgeries are costly for the average person or family, so we work with a variety of reliable financing providers to make gastric bypass surgery a reality for as many people as possible. We work with Care Credit, Allegiance Credit Union, and Premier Medical Financing.

One of our experienced staff members will work one on one with you to answer any questions you have about these financing options, too. We know it can be confusing at first, so we are glad to help sort things out with you.

#3: Save for it: It might take months or even several years to save the amount of money you need to put towards your surgery, but even just a little bit of savings each week will add up. Before you know it, you will have some funds that you can use to pay for it in full, or even just a portion, while you finance the rest.

#4: Don’t give up: While you are planning and saving for your surgery, don’t give up. Continue trying to eat well and stay active, as this will help the recovery process and will help you with how quickly you lose the weight post-surgery, too.  

Gastric bypass surgery can change your life for the better and put you on the path toward a life you never believed could be possible! We believe that is something that is worth every dollar spent and your health is worth it! Our team at WeightWise is standing by to help provide you with the information you need about gastric bypass surgery. Contact us today to determine if you are a candidate.