The Cost of Obtaining Bariatric Surgery
When someone is seriously contemplating a weight loss procedure, a number of thoughts are likely to run through his or her head and financial worries are often very much among them. Dr. Feiz and Associates would like to deal with very understandable pateitn concerns about the cost aspects of obtaining a bariatric procedure.
It’s pretty much impossible to give a clear answer to the question “How much is lap band surgery?,” for example, for a number of reasons. The good news is that, whether a patient winds up receiving a gastric lap band, gastric bypass, or vertical sleeve weight loss procedure, most health insurance policies do cover bariatric surgery. The reason they do is clear enough: weight loss procedures effectively prevent future health problems – and that’s not only good for the patient, it also helps the insurance company save money. Since Dr. Michael Feiz is one of the nation’s finest weight loss practitioners, the likelihood of a successful outcome is all the greater.
Of course, in this day and age simply saying “it’s covered by insurance” doesn’t really tell the whole story – and not everyone has insurance, of course. Even for people who are covered, copays and deductibles vary a great deal. What we can say is that what whether you are considering a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG surgery), lap band, or gastric bypass, the cost of not receiving a bariatric procedure might be enormous. At the same time, it’s obviously impossible to put a dollar value on your health.
To answer any and all questions relating to weight loss medicine, please contact Dr. Feiz and Associates today. We look forward to hearing from you.