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Weight Loss Surgery

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Bariatric Surgery, or Weight Loss Surgery, offers a surgical treatment option for obesity. Excess weight is a complicated issue, and weight loss is not always as simple as many people think. While aggressive diets and exercise methods may initially bring results, this weight loss is often temporary and we more often than not see unwanted excess weight creep back on.

Bariatric and metabolic surgery offers a permanent tool to help you lose excess weight by altering the way your body processes food and responds. By removing the stretchy, unnecessary outer portion of the stomach organ and rerouting the path food takes in the small intestine, we leave less space to be filled with food, limit the amount being absorbed and change how your body reacts. This also decreases the levels of the “hunger hormone” we find in the stomach. Bariatric surgery, combined with a commitment to lifestyle changes, has a proven record of long term, sustained weight loss.

How much does Surgery cost?

For patients without insurance or who wish to have surgery outside of the guidelines or timeline put forth by their insurance provider, self-pay bariatric surgery may be an option.

Our cash pay price for a sleeve gastrectomy is $9,499 including 1 year of follow-up. Self-pay pricing for a gastric bypass can vary and we invite you to contact our office to schedule your consultation to learn more about our self-pay options.

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Does my insurance cover
weight loss surgery?

For many patients, health insurance provides at least some coverage. Policies use a set of qualifications to determine if coverage is appropriate and these terms vary from policy to policy. Our team is familiar with this process and will help you to navigate the coverage guidelines for your specific policy and what your financial responsibility may be based on factors like a policy deductible, out-of-pocket maximum, or copay structure.

Am I a good candidate for a Weight Loss Surgery?

The gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are the two most common bariatric surgery procedures. Weight Loss Surgery is an ideal choice for patients who are committed to changing their lives and losing weight for good. Successful weight loss requires hard work, even with bariatric surgery. Generally, patients with a BMI, or body mass index, of 30 or greater can benefit from bariatric surgery. For some patients, a sleeve gastrectomy may be more appropriate while others a gastric bypass will be a better choice. Dr. Chang will discuss with you what the pros and cons of each procedure may be specific to your health, history, and goals.

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