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Financing Weight Loss Surgery

May 28, 2014

Many individuals actually have a difficult time losing weight. The strict exercise regime


and specific diet plans just don’t seem to work for them. Obesity can become life-threatening since it can lead to other conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and restricted function since movement becomes difficult.

The introduction of weight-loss surgery has become a great advantage for individuals struggling with obesity, where exercise and diet has not worked. It may, however be expensive if your health insurance does not cover the procedure.

The price depends on the specific procedure of weight loss surgery performed. The hospital and doctor you choose for the surgery may also factor in the price you will be charged.

There are options for bariatric surgery patients. Those that have health insurance may have most of the costs covered, but that will depend on the policy and the doctor performing the surgery being approved by your insurance provider. Consult with these two parties to find out just how much, if at all, your insurance will cover. In many cases, the doctor will work directly with your insurance provider to get you the best possible coverage for your surgery.

If you are considering bariatric surgery, but have concerns about the cost, there are patient care advocates available to help you through the process, whether you use insurance or choose to pay for the surgery yourself. Nicholson Clinic wants to help every patient get the weight loss surgery they need, without exceptions. To accomplish this, they also offer flexible payment options with low monthly payments.