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The expense of weight-loss surgery can be a cause for concern for many. However, in many cases, the cost of care can be fully or partially offset with insurance coverage.
Due to the medical necessity of weight-loss surgery, most major insurance companies cover at least some of the cost of bariatric procedures. At Clovis Community Weight-Loss Surgery Center, we’re dedicated to keeping your costs of care as low as possible.
How Much Does Bariatric Surgery Cost?
If you've ever wondered how to afford weight-loss surgery, you're not alone. Many patients, especially those with limited insurance coverage, are concerned about the costs of common bariatric procedures.
According to nationwide averages, a gastric bypass procedure costs around $23,000, while a gastric sleeve procedure costs around $15,000. These costs include the surgical procedure, the hospital stay after the procedure, and any necessary in-hospital follow-up care. It does not include pre-surgical consultations or appointments.
Will Insurance Cover Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Most insurance companies offer bariatric surgery insurance coverage for their members and will cover a portion or sometimes even the entire surgery. It’s important to remember that each plan offers different coverage and you may need to meet certain criteria before you can move forward with the surgery process. The good news is that we’ll be with you every step of the way.
In most cases, patients must demonstrate that their current
body mass index
(BMI) has a significant negative impact on their overall health and wellness. They must show that, left untreated, their obesity may lead to costly health related conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
We work with nearly every insurance company, continually reviewing applicable policy changes to stay up-to-date on current processes to help you get approved for surgery.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or call our program coordinator directly at
to learn about specific insurance coverage. For those who are uninsured or do not have coverage for weight-loss surgery, we offer competitive self-pay options.