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Cost of Obesity
The cost of obesity greatly exceeds the cost of bariatric surgery. In general the cost of surgery will be covered in two years by avoiding sick time/loss of productivity, food and medicine.
|Items||Estimated Annual Costs|
|Mean medical drug costs (BMI greater or equal to 35)||$5,965|
|Out-of-pocket healthcare costs||$2,182|
|Employment inactivity costs||$900|
|Commercial weight loss program fees||$600|
|Prescription co-pays (5 meds at $10)||$600|
|Grocery and diner costs||$5,321*|
Insurance coverage for surgery depends on your insurance plan and the provisions for bariatric surgery. Our patient advocates will help guide you through the entire approval process.
If your insurance does not coverage bariatric surgery. We provide affordable self pay packages. Call our office for more information for our self pay packages.
The IRS allows bariatric surgery to be deducted. Patients can are allowed deductions for uncompensated expenses of treatment when the cost is exceeds 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income. Consult with your accountant on how tax deductions can help you for bariatric surgery.