• How much does the sleeve procedure cost:
    • Cash patients:
      • Sleeve starts at $8500 and if a Hiatal Hernia is present cost is $11,750.00.
      • Depending on insurance company, Hiatal Hernia could be covered by insurance even if Bariatric Procedures are excluded.
    • Insurance Patients:
      • Meet all insurance pre-testing requirements for approval.
      • Once approved benefits would be deductible and out of pocket amounts payable to hospital at pre-op.
  • Financing:
    • There is no in-house financing available.
    • Finance options as followed:
      • Prosper Credit accepted (NO CARE CREDIT ACCEPTED)
        • Link on website to apply, interest rate/monthly payments based on individual credit scores, amount of loan, and length of loan term.
      • Personnel Bank Loan is an option which may give you better interest rates.
      • 401K Loan for which documentation can be provided if requested by employer.
    • We cannot advise on which one a patient should go with as it is the patient’s preference.
  • When does the money have to be paid?
    • Insurance patients will pay hospital on day of EGD when they check in to admissions.
    • Cash patients will have to have surgery paid in full 10 business days prior to EGD.
    • If having to pay for Hiatal Hernia if needed auth must be on file to be ran on day of EGD if needed.
    • SURGERY HAS TO BE PAID IN FULL PRIOR TO HAVING SURGERY.
    • MAKE SURE IF PAYING WITH DEBIT CARD YOU CALL YOUR BANK TO INCREASE THE DAILY LIMIT AS IT WILL DECLINE UNTIL THAT IS DONE.
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    • Obese patients spend on average almost $1,500 more each year on healthcare which is 41% more then the average weight person.
    • Individuals of average weight will spend about $3,400/yr in medical expenditures and the amount rises to $4,870 if individual is obese.
    • Medicare covered individuals of average weight have expenses that are about $4,700/yr while cost for obese patients range about $6,400 annually.
    • Prescriptions for the average weighted population cost on average $700/year while the obese population rises to about $1,300 annually which is an 80% increase.
  • Ten costliest conditions resulting from being overweight or obese:
    • HYPERTENSION: $461.5 million
    • TYPE II DIABETES: $335.2 million
    • OSTEOARTHRITIS: $301.8 million
    • CHRONIC BACK PAIN: $255.8 million
    • ALZHEIMER’S and VASCULAR DEMENTIA: $106.2 million
    • CORONARY HEART DISEASE: $62.0 million
    • GALLBLADDER DISEASE: $54.3 million
    • STROKE: $28.7 million
    • DYSLIPIDEMIA: $28.6 million
    • ASTHMA and COPD: $26.8 million