Self Pay Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
What does a 2010 Honda Civic, 2 years of daycare and 18 months of homeowner’s have in common? They are all more expensive than the cost of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy for self pay patients. A car, childcare and insurance are all necessities in life. Why isn’t your health in that same category? Now is time to put yourself on the necessity list.
How much does weight loss surgery cost? What are the benefits of paying out of pocket?
Self pay patients have become commonplace for many reasons: unreasonable insurance requirements for weight loss surgery, treating obesity before diabetes and hypertension inevitably strike, lack of insurance coverage or long waiting times for surgery. Progressive weight loss surgery practices such as LapSF welcome self pay patients and strives to cut out the red tape and allow patients to get on the road to a healthier, happier life. We are able to eliminate the typical 6 month diet mandated by insurance so you do not have to wait months to lose the weight that is making you miserable. Most of our vertical sleeve gastrectomy self pay patients report that their biggest regret was not having the procedure sooner. Patients find that you cannot put a value on getting back your quality of life.
How does the process work for self pay patients?
The first step to have a vertical sleeve gastrectomy is to make a consultation appointment to sit down with the surgeon where the procedure, risks and benefits, health history, and everything in between will be discussed. Out-of-town patients may do their consultations via telephone or Skype. Since self pay patients are not dealing with any insurance headaches, most patients choose to move forward right away and have surgery 3-4 weeks after the initial appointment. An individualized, detailed checklist of preoperative requirements is given at the time of the consultation so patients can start preparing immediately after their appointment which can be completed locally. Of course all patients ask “How much does bariatric surgery cost?” LapSF makes it easy to estimate costs by providing all-inclusive packages, and patients are given a straightforward summary of all charges involved. After choosing the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, the practice is able to give you a target surgery date and help you complete your preoperative requirements. LapSF is a concierge practice and routinely helps patients set up their pre-operative tests, which also prevents long waiting times. Each patient has their own surgical coordinator that ensures everything on the checklist is completed and the process from the consult to surgery day goes smoothly.
Frequently asked questions
How much does bariatric surgery cost? Do you accept credit cards? Is financing available? How much does weight loss surgery cost if I do not have any medical insurance? Call LapSF today and speak with a new patient coordinator that will answer all of your questions.
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