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Even if you’re prepared to have weight loss surgery, you may not feel financially prepared to cover the cost of surgery. But you don’t have to let financial concerns stand in the way of improving your health. 

This guide will answer your financial questions about: RSWLC HowDoIAfford Banner Med copy 2

  • Will my insurance cover the cost of my weight loss surgery?
  • How can I afford weight loss surgery without insurance?
  • How much does each type of weight loss surgery cost?
  • How quickly can I return to work after weight loss surgery?
  • Will the surgery eventually save me money in obesity related health care?

Weight loss surgery doesn’t have to break the bank. If you’re ready to improve your health and begin losing excess weight, you should learn how your insurance can help you and what payment options are available to you.

 

Meet the Authors: 

riverside surgical staff domkowskiPatrick Domkowski, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Dr. Domkowski is Director of Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center and is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery. He earned his medical and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and completed his surgical internship, residency and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.  Dr. Domkowski has treated well over a 1000 bariatric patients and has a passion for helping people regain their lives lost by the disease of obesity. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He has published over 40 peer reviewed articles and presented at both national and international surgical meetings. Dr. Domkowski has performed hundreds of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgeries at SRMC. In addition, he specializes in conversion surgeries of band to sleeves and gastric bypass revisions for weight regain.

Staff DrJasonRadeckeJason M. Radecke, MD

Dr. Radecke is a fellowship trained bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon. He completed his fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa under the direction of Dr. Michel Murr. Dr. Radecke obtained both his BS and MS in Biochemistry and Microbiology, respectively from Clemson University. He then went on to attend medical school at and University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Radecke went on to complete his surgical internship and residency in general surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. Dr. Radecke specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity and has a passion for helping people eliminate this disease and the metabolic problems it causes. Dr Radecke is also highly trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery and he utilizes it to treat many surgical diseases of the abdomen. He is a member of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.