Bariatric Surgery Insurance and Financing
September 23rd, 2009
Despite the benefits of losing weight, some people worry about weight loss surgery cost. Surgical Specialists of Louisiana understands the challenges surrounding the insurance hurdle. To help you, we staff 7 full-time Patient Advocates who focus exclusively on acquiring bariatric insurance approval for our patients. You will be assigned a dedicated advocate to personally contact your insurance company and address your individual needs.
For many, health insurance will cover weight loss surgery. But, despite the medical evidence correlating bariatric surgery and improved health, some health insurance programs still do not cover laparoscopic bariatric surgery, claiming that it is elective or cosmetic or both. In these situations, patients often feel they have exhausted their options. This is not the case! You have many other choices.
For example, there are several national lenders who offer a broad range of financing options to patients who want to pay for their weight loss surgery procedure when insurance coverage is not available. Some even choose to finance their co-pay. The weight loss surgery financing section of our website lists our preferred providers. These companies offer convenient payment options and low interest loans to those who qualify. You can also contact our Patient Advocates for more information.
In addition, you can check with your local bank about a personal loan. Your bank will determine how much you may borrow and at what rate, as well as the terms of repayment.
Whether you are having gastric bypass, LAP-BAND, or one of our new incisionless procedures, we want to make your bariatric surgery as affordable as possible. Surgical Specialists of Louisiana is committed to reasonable cash pay prices for those patients who do not have insurance coverage.
Weight loss surgery may be the best investment you every make. We’re happy to guide you through the insurance maze or financing process and see you come out healthier and happier! Contact one of our Patient Advocates today to learn more.