Typically the price of the gastric sleeve surgery is less expensive than Gastric Bypass and more expensive than the gastric Lap band surgery.
On Average the price is $10,000- $23,000
The above prices are the cash only price if you are not using insurance to pay for surgery. Surprisingly the price is much less than what the insurance would be charged. There are some simple reason and here is the main reason. Because the hospital know that the insurance will not the complete price of the surgery. They inflate the price so they get closure to the actually price it cost.
What are chances higher the prices are the better?
There are many thing to think about when considering a gastric sleeve surgery. Who will perform the surgery? Will you have to travel to have surgery? How much are you willing to pay for your gastric sleeve surgery? These are all the question that you need to answer before making your final decision to have gastric sleeve surgery. The cost is one factor yes, it can remain a big factor, you do have to take in consideration these rest of these question.
Gastric sleeve surgery is a major surgery and you do not want to risk a surgeon skill over price.
Does A Higher Price Mean My Surgeon Is More Skilled?
A higher price does not always tell you the surgeon is more qualified. Many times the cost of surgery it set by the hospital or clinics that the surgeon will be performing the surgery. You do want to check out the surgery qualification and make sure you not going to end up with a poor outcome.
Gastric sleeve surgery coveraged by insurance
An overwhelming amount of data has outlined that gastric sleeve surgery cause’s considerable amount of weight loss. Because of this factor more insurance companies have started covering gastric sleeve surgery. In 2010 only 3 insurances cover Gastric Sleeve surgery, Now 2014 many insurance do cover it now. But you will have to check your insurance plan with your employer.
After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Costs
There are not many costs after gastric sleeve surgery You will have 2 week checkup, 6 week checkup which are included in the cost of surgery. Unlike the Lap Band, you will not need regular adjustments from your surgeon to ensure the proper ‘tightness.’ Below are a small number of important points to keep in mind.
1.Nutritionist visits often out of pocket, These can range from $50 – $100 per visit.
2.Compared to gastric bands, there is very little required follow-up with gastric sleeves and therefore lower costs.
3. If you have a complications can be extremely expensive. If you have insurance and have a complication then complications covered as well.
Other Costs To Consider
1.The price of your food will increase because eating healthier always cost more. I know from having the gastric sleeve, you want to eat thing that taste good and are also healthy.
2.What’s the price of a gym membership?
3.Nutritional supplement especially protein supplement can be very expensive. Quality protein supplement can cost $50-100 a month or more. I know it took me awhile before I found a protein powder I liked.
4.Cosmetic surgery? Some people choose to have cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin after surgery