Our weight loss surgery team firmly believes that bariatric surgery and getting yourself on the road to better health should never be impeded by the costs associated with these procedures. If you are considering weight loss surgery and are concerned about the potential cost, it’s important to remember that there are numerous ways in which surgical weight loss treatment can be made more convenient, affordable, and suitable for a variety of budgets.
One of the best ways individuals can help lower the cost of bariatric surgery is to utilize any benefits for these types of procedures offered by their insurance plans. Many of the major medical insurance companies provide at least partial coverage for weight loss surgery since these treatments can not only help patients lose weight, but also reduce some of the diseases and conditions associated with obesity. Our recent post on insurance for weight loss surgery offers more information on these helpful resources.
Another way you may be able to make the cost of bariatric surgery more convenient is by taking advantage of weight loss surgery financing options. Patients who would like to supplement their insurance coverage, or those who may not have insurance benefits that cover bariatric surgery procedures, can look into financing their surgery over time. Dr. James Parrish and our team at Mid Louisiana Surgical Specialists work with reputable companies such as CareCredit® and Prosper® Healthcare Lending, which offer qualified applicants a wide range of interest-friendly financing options. In addition, we accept a variety of payment methods to provide our patients with options that work well within their budgets.
You may also want to consider the possibility of tax deductions. Medical expenses such as those associated with bariatric surgery may be deductible on your annual tax forms, so holding on to your bills and statements is a good idea. These deductions can provide many patients with significant savings. Some individuals may even be able to use money set aside in Flexible Spending Accounts and other types of health savings accounts that is often tax-free when used for qualified medical expenses.
Our practice is committed to providing exceptionally competitive rates for weight loss surgery in our area. We genuinely believe that all individuals should have access to quality care and the opportunity to improve their health, regardless of their unique financial situation. If you would like to learn more, or if you are ready to schedule an initial consultation with our bariatric surgeon, please contact us today.