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 Gastric Bypass
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If your health insurance does not cover surgery for the morbidly obese (weight loss surgery), healthcare financing can make it easier to afford the weight loss or cosmetic surgery that you need or want. Healthcare financing helps make high quality surgical (potentially life saving) procedures — a reality.

There are installment loans with low, fixed rates, or interest-free loans for 3, 6, 12, or 18 months to qualified applicants. Either way, you'll be able to find an option designed to fit within your budget. You'll like the flexible payment options—they can set up a payment schedule for you, from 18 months to five years. Generally, financing is available from $1,500 to $25,000.

Most Lap Band® procedures are performed on an out patient basis, with no hospital stay, For Gastric Bypass the average time in the hospital is 2 days for laparoscopic, and about 3-5 days for an open gastric bypass. Recovery time is about 2 to 6 weeks depending on the type of operation, your condition, the type of work that you do, and other factors.

The costs that a patient should consider when financing include:

  • Hospital fees
  • Surgeon fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Lab and x-ray fees
  • Miscellaneous fees
  • Maintenance costs (post op visits and fills for Lap Band®

Cash patients please note that there is a $3500.00 surgery administrative scheduling fee that is non-refundable. Should your surgery be cancelled or postponed indefinitely, your payment(s) less the $3500.00 fee would be refunded to you.

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