Let’s say you’ve decided you’re a candidate for weight-loss surgery. You’ve considered the pros and cons; you’re familiar with the benefits and risks associated with weight-loss surgical procedures; you know what obesity is, and you’ve examined the various weight-loss surgery options available to you. You’ve even become a bit of an expert on the different types of body fat! What’s more, despite advances in — and the increasing popularity of — gastric sleeve surgery, you’ve chosen to undergo gastric bypass surgery, which remains the ‘gold standard’ for bariatric surgeries.
Well, for most people, the next step in the process is to figure out how much it’s going to cost.
At Oregon Weight Loss Surgery (OWLS), we want to help you achieve your weight-loss goals while providing the highest quality care. Our staff members are dedicated to helping bariatric patients live a healthier and more fulfilling life.
How much does gastric bypass surgery cost?
The costs of gastric bypass service vary greatly depending on your insurance situation. The cost can range from nothing (100 percent covered by insurance) to tens of thousands of dollars for those required to pay directly out of pocket.
Contact OWLS, and we can help you make sense — dollars and cents — of the costs of surgery. We also encourage you to complete our free informational seminar on weight-loss surgery.
In the meantime, it’s also important to get answers to the following questions regarding insurance:
- Do you have a plan exclusion for weight loss surgery?
- Do you have a lifetime maximum benefit for weight loss surgery?
- Have you met your out-of-pocket maximum?
- Have you met your insurance deductible?
- Are you in-network?
About gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is a weight-loss procedure that shrinks the size of your stomach, thereby reducing the calories you consume. Gastric bypass surgeries tend to be more expensive, since the patient is typically required to stay in the hospital for a few days. And then there are other costs associated with gastric bypass surgery — vitamins for life, protein supplements, check-ups, lab work and blood work, to name a few.
How? Well, a recent study showed that bariatric surgery pays for itself within a few years after the procedure has been performed. Weight-loss surgery improves conditions associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol, meaning patients can ultimately save money on prescription drugs, doctor visits and hospital visits.
Contact us today at 503-227-5050 or 800-617-5004. Let’s figure out how to get you started on the journey to a healthier you.