Healthcare costs in America aren’t always that straightforward and obvious. Even when you have insurance, it’s hard to predict how much you’ll be billed for and the total costs of your care. This can make it difficult to budget for medical expenses and ensure you still have enough of a safety net in case another financial demand develops.
Weight loss surgery isn’t covered by insurance, and while that may not be ideal, at least it does allow the pricing model to be a little more simple. We offer up front pricing on our weight loss procedures so you know exactly what you get for what amount of money. Below, we take a closer look at the cost of our three most common weight loss procedures, and explain what you get for that price.
The Orbera Non-Surgical Gastric Balloon – $7,500
This all in price includes an initial consultation to talk with the surgeon and determine if the Orbera Balloon is right for you. The cost also includes everything associated with the surgery itself, like the operation, facility costs, anesthesia and physician fees. It also includes a one time post-procedure visit with a nurse for IV hydration and three months of virtual health coaching to ensure you continue to make progress in the weeks and months following the operation.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty – $11,500
Just like the above procedure, the cost of an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty will include the initial surgical consultation and all of the costs associated with the operation mentioned above. This cost also includes one post-procedure visit with a nurse for IV hydration, two follow-ups with a physician, and three months of virtual health coaching. Again, we won’t leave you on your own once the surgery is complete. We will be there throughout your recovery to help you hit your weight loss goals.
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve – $14,500
Our third popular procedure is the laparoscopic gastric sleeve, which, like the other two procedures, includes an initial consultation with a surgeon and all of the costs associated with performing the operation, like facility, physician and anesthesia fees. You’ll also receive a one time post-procedure IV hydration visit with a nurse and a physician follow-up. However, we’re also more involved with these patients before and after surgery. This price includes virtual health coaching before and after the procedure, and six months of our ultimate virtual diet and nutrition classes, lifestyle groups and unlimited instant messaging to stay connected with a member of your care team.
Finally, it’s worth noting that price alone should not dictate which surgery you pursue. Depending on your situation, you may not be able to move forward with one procedure, or another operation may be a much better fit. Your surgeon can cover all of these options with you at your initial consultation. We also offer payment plans to ensure you can pay off your bill in a manner that’s easier for you.
So if you’d like to learn more about your weight loss options or what you get for your money, know that we’ll always be open and honest with you. For more information, or the team at the Bhatti Weight Loss Center a call today at (952) 368-3800.