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The Self-Pay Cost

Gastric Sleeve surgery varies in price depending on your surgical needs and your health plan. Typically, the complete self-pay cost of surgery is about $15,000. This may seem unmanageable, but our facility offers financing programs that can break the cost up into realistic and easy to handle payments. Financing options are available.

What Services Are Included?

  • Pre-Op Appointment
  • Dietician Evaluation
  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Pre-Op Lab
  • Surgeon’s Fee
  • Facility Fee
  • Anesthesiologist
  • The Gastric Sleeve Procedure
  • 1 Year of Monthly Follow-Up Appointments

The Cost of Obesity

Morbid Obesity is a serious disease associated with many other life-threatening diseases that can be improved with weight loss treatments such as Gastric Sleeve. Obesity is caused by a variety of different factors including genetic makeup, metabolic disorders, eating and social habits, and psychological factors. Regardless of the cause, the risks of morbid obesity are the same. Morbidly obese individuals experience major risks to their health, day-to-day living, psychological welfare, and social well-being.

Obese individuals are at a higher risk for:

  • Diabetes
  • Joint problems
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Cancer
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Coronary artery disease

Individuals who already experience these problems could see them get worse with the onset of obesity. In addition to the health risks listed above, daily life can be difficult due to social isolation, limited physical mobility, and diminished oxygen intake. These health problems can be emotionally and physically painful to address and expensive to treat.

Annual Cost of Obesity

Treating obesity-related health problems and accommodating for special life-style differences can be very expensive. The average "personal cost of obesity" adds up to just over $15,000 a year, including medications and food. *

Cost of Obesity
Expense Item Estimated Annual Cost
Medical/drug costs (BMI > 35) $5,965
Out-of-pocket healthcare expenses $2,182
Employment inactivity costs $900
Commercial weight-loss program fees $600
Prescription co-pays (5 meds at $10) $600
Grocery and dining costs $5,321
Total $15,568

* June 2005 online version of the Journal Health Affairs

The average cost of the Gastric Sleeve procedure is approximately the same as weight-related costs for one year. The Gastric Sleeve surgery can help you overcome your weight-related conditions, cut down on the costs outlined above, develop a healthy lifestyle, and ultimately even extend your lifespan. The benefits are priceless compared to the cost of surgery.

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