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Paying for Surgery

Payment Options

For many people, weight loss surgery is covered by their health insurance plan[JMS1] . 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. We are here to help and advocate for you through this process. 

How Much Does Bariatric Surgery Cost?

The cost for bariatric surgery will vary depending on your insurance provider and coverage, other health considerations, and the providers you choose for various pre-operative testing, counseling, etc. The WakeMed Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss team will work closely with you to estimate your costs. Because every patient and every surgical need is different, we cannot guarantee the exact expenses for all required components since WakeMed may not provide all services required before and/or after surgery. Talk to our bariatric team to help determine your bariatric services cost estimate.


Do You Have Insurance Coverage?

If you’re not sure if you have bariatric coverage, we can help you find out. Learn about how we work with insurance.

 

About the Self-Pay Process

All of the procedures our surgeons offer can be done on a cash pay basis for patients. Learn about self-pay options.

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