For many people, weight loss surgery is covered by their health insurance plan. Bariatric surgery is covered by insurance policies when the patient is morbidly obese, if surgery is "medically necessary," and it can be established that the patient has attempted and failed at previous weight loss trials.
People without insurance coverage for bariatric surgery must pay for it themselves (self-pay). Even without insurance, many people feel that the surgery is worth the investment in their health and seek out alternative financing options.
Below are some tips for exploring payment options, and steps you can take to afford this life-changing surgery.
Your bariatric surgery team is here to help and advocate for you through this process. Working with your navigator you can find out whether you can afford this life transforming procedure.