Weight Loss Surgery Cost
At Beverly Hill Physicians, the skill and sensitive bedside manner of our widely respected weight loss doctors is important, but it’s not the whole story. Our entire team, from our supporting medical staff to our expert consultants, is happy to address a patient concern regarding any issue at all. That definitely includes weight loss surgery cost. While the cost of weight loss surgery can vary widely based on a patient’s insurance plan and their individual circumstances, the following averages from RealSelf.com can provide patients with a general sense of what the median is.
According to RealSelf, the average surgeon fee is:
Average surgeon cost for Lap Band Surgery is $9,875. (Range: $1,2000 – $18,000)
Average surgeon cost for Sleeve Gastrectomy is $9,325. (Range: $12,500 – $22,425)
Average surgeon cost for Gastric Bypass is $12,775. (Range: $25,000 – $40,000)
Average surgeon cost for Orbera Gastric Balloon is $6,925. (Range: $4,000 – $9,000)
These prices exclude operating room and anesthesia fee.
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Many of our patients are on a modest budget, so it is only natural that weight loss surgery cost is an issue our consultants are frequently asked about. However, the good news is that medical insurance companies have come around to the idea of covering much of a patient’s weight loss surgery cost. Of course, every health insurance plan is different and copays and deductibles may vary widely. Also, some patients who come to Beverly Hills Physicians may have little or no health insurance coverage.
In cases where the out-of-pocket expense is high enough to be an issue, weight loss surgery options can still be made available; our consultants are happy to work with patients to construct a sensible payment plan that works on a modest budget. At Beverly Hills Physicians, we are sensitive to every patient’s financial situation, and we also are committed to making sure every patient receives the proper treatment for their particular needs.
While sometimes the cost of surgery can seem daunting, the fact of the matter is that weight loss surgery is an investment, and not only in terms of prolonging your life. The sometimes debilitating diseases that can result from obesity are not only terrifying, they are extremely expensive because of the care required and lost productivity. Spending some extra money now might be the most important quality of life and financial favor you can do for yourself.