The Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Financing Options
By Fernando Garcia on January 21, 2014
If you are obese or morbidly obese, there are so many compelling reasons to lose weight. Not only will achieving a more ideal BMI (body mass index) help you feel better about yourself and your appearance, a more ideal weight means reduced likelihood of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. One of the most effective surgeries to help you achieve this ideal weight is the gastric sleeve, which we have discussed quite a bit.
Given the many benefits of surgical weight loss, it's important to the team at our bariatric surgery center that patients are able to undergo this kind of treatment. Sometimes this may not be within a person's budget, which is why there are multiple options for payment to consider. Right now, our team would like to go over some of the basics with regard to gastric sleeve cost and payment options.
The Average Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
The cost of gastric sleeve surgery can actually vary to some degree based on the needs of the patient. This is particularly true when a patient's BMI is very high. Because of this, we don't think that providing an average price or price range will tell the full story about your needs and the surgery itself.
When you visit our practice for a consultation, we can provide you with a personal price quote as well as a breakdown of the expenses involved.
How the Cost of Gastric Sleeve Compares to Other Weight Loss Surgeries
Compared to the gastric band surgery and the gastric bypass surgery, a gastric sleeve surgery tends to be more affordable. This is particularly true when compared with the gastric band procedure, which requires multiple post-surgical adjustments at an additional cost to the patient.
The effectiveness, convenience, low maintenance, and price of the gastric sleeve is one of the reasons we have discussed it so much in the past on this blog.
Insurance Coverage and Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Your medical insurance may cover some or all of your gastric sleeve surgery. This will differ from provider to provider, however, so we urge you to check with your insurance company to find out about coverage eligibility.
Financing for Gastric Sleeve Surgery
If the cost of gastric sleeve surgery is too much of a financial burden for an individual or household, there are monthly financing options to consider. These break the total cost of care down into afford installments and is similar to a traditional loan or credit card. A reasonable interest rate will be applied to the total cost of the procedure.
The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana
Keep in mind that undergoing the gastric sleeve procedure in Tijuana will provide a savings to you without a compromise in quality. We perform the procedure in a state-of-the-art, full-service hospital. Each of our patients is well cared for during the duration of the their visit, with good accommodations at a major hotel as well as a private driver affiliated with the practice.
Learn More About Gastric Sleeve Surgery
If you would like to learn more about gastric sleeve surgery and your many other options for advanced bariatric surgery, it's important that you contact our Tijuana weight loss surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve better health and wellness by helping you slim down to a more ideal BMI.