Considered one of the most effective, and the most commonly performed, weight loss surgeries, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass offers patients struggling with obesity a way to enhance their health and well-being. One of the first questions Dr. James Parrish hears during consultations and at weight loss seminars is, “How much does it cost?” The good news is that many medical insurance plans help cover the cost of this often life-changing operation. Still, it is useful to know what fees are included so you can make the best financial decision for your needs and lifestyle.
The first thing to note is that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass can range in cost depending on several factors, including the bariatric surgeon’s level of experience, the location of the procedure, and the complexity of the case. Furthermore, the cost is not one single price but the combination of several fees, such as the surgeon’s fee, the medical facility fee, anesthesia, and follow-up care, to name a few. We will provide a comprehensive breakdown during your initial consultation so that you are as informed as possible about your individual treatment plan.
Broadly speaking, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass typically costs between $15,000 and $30,000, although this cost is often covered by insurance. To find out if your medical plan offers bariatric surgery benefits, please fill out our Free Insurance Check questionnaire and we will contact your provider to determine coverage. We can also give you an exact price and we work with a number of reputable financing companies if you would like to pay out-of-pocket.
Want to know more? We’re here to help. Talk to our team about financing and any other questions you have about bariatric surgery.