Weight Loss Surgery Payment Options

Health Insurance

Some insurance companies will pay for weight loss surgery if you meet all program requirements.

Most insurance companies will require documentation that you have participated in a weight loss program, including nutrition and exercise progress tracking supervised by a physician for 3-6 months.

Even if your insurance company pays for your weight loss surgery and hospital expenses, it may not pay for all of the consultations and studies that are required before surgery. If this is the case, those expenses will be your responsibility.

Self-Pay Option

If your insurance plan does not cover weight loss surgery, the only option is for patients to pay for the operation themselves. If you have no insurance coverage for weight loss surgery, we recommend you start with one of our free informational seminars to learn more about weight loss surgery and your options.

Please view our current prices for weight loss surgery, if you are interested in paying out-of-pocket.

Following the seminar, you will be scheduled for a consultation with our weight loss center team. At the time of your consultation, you will complete any needed medical work-up (may be covered by health insurance).

Our self-pay option is inclusive. It covers:

  • Pre-operative evaluation and testing
  • Cost of your surgery
  • Hospital stay
  • Surgeon and anesthesia fee
  • Complication coverage follow-up after surgery for 90 days
  • 1 year of regularly scheduled follow ups with our bariatric team

It does not include any additional testing the surgeon may determine you need. This may include an endoscopy or gastrointestinal imaging, cardiology clearance, pulmonary clearance or sleep study. If you are able to complete these within 3 months before your initial evaluation, you may avoid having to pay for them during our program.

If your primary health insurance does not cover the cost of your weight loss surgery, they also will not cover the cost of any complications that occur after your surgery. Our self-pay option does not cover any additional hospitalization after 90 days after surgery, but we can provide you the opportunity to choose and pay for additional complication coverage.