When contemplating weight loss surgery, a lot of questions are brought up. These questions arise from concerns related to the benefits, potential risks, outcomes and of course, the prices of weight loss surgery. It’s no secret that medical procedures can be expensive. That’s why it’s important to review all your options to choose a surgery that’s best for you, and your bank account. Here are some common costs to consider when trying to find the cheapest weight loss surgery:
Average Nationwide and Florida Weight Loss Surgery Costs:
Trying to find the best price point for your weight loss surgery can be overwhelming. There are so many different centers that offer weight loss surgical procedures and navigating their websites isn’t as easy as it should be. A lot places won’t even disclose the costs on their website and require you to schedule a consultation to discuss prices.
- Nationwide Average Cost:
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: $14,900
- Lap gastric bypass: $23,000
- Florida Average Cost:
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: $10,500
- Lap gastric bypass: $17,000
These high costs typically include more than just the surgery itself. Additions such as fees, medication and overnight stays greatly contribute to the price of the initial surgery.
Some facilities advertise low cost surgeries, but don’t include the additional prices of fees and medications. This can cause the patient to feel financially blindsided with an overflow of medical bills. Be prepared to ask your clinic for a full breakdown of pricing before undergoing any medical weight loss procedures to understand the extent of all the costs of the surgery.
Riverside Weight Loss Surgery Costs:
At Riverside Surgical & Weight Loss Center, our goal is to provide our patients with affordable weight loss treatment options. The cost of both our Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and lap gastric bypass include the surgeon’s and hospital’s fee, anesthesia, a psychology and nutrition consult and a two-night stay in an overnight facility. The self-pay price for a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is as low as $9,900 and the self pay price for a lap gastric bypass is as low as $12,000. Both are lower priced than the nationwide and statewide average.
Insurance can play a large role in your total cost for weight loss surgery. It’s important to discuss with your insurance provider to determine if weight loss surgery is covered on your plan. If your insurance covers weight loss surgery, you may only be required to pay a co-payment up front. The amount of the co-payment will depend on your specific insurance and it can vary. You should also consider the post operation expenses that will follow the initial procedure. This includes any medications, vitamins, exercise and diet consults needed after the surgery to contribute to the success of your weight loss.
The health symptoms of obesity can also play a large role in cleaning out your wallet. Diabetes and heart disease call for a lot of medical attention, and future expenses. Weight loss surgery has the ability to prevent these diseases. So if you’re a candidate, it might be a good financial decision to invest in.
If you are interested in learning more about the costs of weight loss surgery or wanting to start the journey to a healthier lifestyle, schedule a consultation with us today!