Gastric Bypass Surgery Costs
There are many different factors involved in deciding if Gastric Bypass Surgery is right for you. Considering the costs associated with Gastric Bypass Surgery in one such factor. Gastric Bypass Surgery costs vary depending on the qualifications of the surgeon, insurance coverage and more.
Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of New Jersey has been voted the #1 Bariatric Surgery Center in New Jersey by US News. In this article, our board-certified bariatric surgeons explain the varying factors that affect the costs of Gastric Bypass Surgery. Want more personalized information? Attend Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of New Jersey’s free educational seminars and support groups. To busy? Sign up for one of our bariatric surgery webinars.
At Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about surgery. When you are considering the price of minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery, cost is one important factor, but most important is choosing the best, most qualified surgeon.
The average estimated cost of a gastric bypass surgery in the US ranges between $18,000 and $35,000. These costs generally include:
- The hospital or surgery center fees
- Your surgeon’s fees
- Anesthesia fees
- Office visits
- Preop lab work
The costs of Obesity
*Studies report that obese adults spend 42% more on direct health care costs (medical costs) than adults at a healthy weight. This amounts to an estimated increased annual cost $4,789.00 for an obese woman, and $2,646.00 for obese men. Obesity greatly increases the complications of health conditions and cost of health care, including longer hospital stays, and higher treatment costs.
Adults struggling with obesity face numerous health risks including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Fatty liver disease
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Knee pain, dislocations, torn ligaments and arthritis
- Gallbladder disease
- Some cancers
Non-medical costs include an increased risk of premature death, lower quality of life, higher fuel costs, higher funeral costs, and higher travel costs to name a few.
The cost of doing nothing is much greater than the financial and personal costs of obesity. Bariatric surgery will improve your mental and physical health, and the health of your family. Understanding the association between obesity costs and the cost of weight loss surgery, will help you feel confident in your decision to have weight loss surgery.
Will my insurance cover my Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Most major insurance companies will pay for your weight loss surgery, if you meet certain requirements. Coverage depends on your specific healthcare plan.
At Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ our responsibility is to help you obtain authorization. We have dedicated staff to help you through the process.
If you don’t have coverage, Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ’s provides flexible payment options including financing, medical loan and more.
Take control of your life. Contact Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ to discover the life-changing benefits of bariatric surgery. Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ has offices in Somerset, Marlboro, Hillsborough, Princeton, and East Bruswick, NJ. We are here to help you.
*Stop Obesity Alliance Fast Facts, School of Public Health & Health Services, The George Washington University. www.stopobesityalliance.org.