Weight Loss Surgery – The Benefits and Financial Cost

May 27, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Generally, weight loss surgery such as the gastric bypass will
cost between $20,000 to $30,000 – the clinics do make
substantial profits, which is why some you see advertised offer
free chauffeurs and even airplane flights to the city and
clinic. As in all lines of ‘business’, some surgeries will do
all it takes to coax you there, within the law of course.

If you’ve opted for weight loss surgery, the cost of such a
procedure can be quite daunting. Many people simply can’t afford
the surgery without taking out huge loans which could end up
crippling them financially. Is the surgery really worth the cost?

As with all major decisions in a person’s life, the benefits
must be matched and compared with the cost, whether that’s
emotionally, physically or financially. With weight loss surgery
costing so much, it’s critical that the reasons you’re opting
for the surgery are thought through extremely thorough, and in
most cases discussed with your doctor.

If for example you’re suffering from a number of ailments and
conditions because of morbid obesity, such as high blood
pressure, heart disease, respiratory problems etc, and with the
immediate health concerns morbid obesity brings – possible early
death, up to 7 times the risk of death from a heart attack and
all the added problems that come with it just trying to operate
in society alone, you may feel the cost simply isn’t an issue,
but you must work it into your current and future finances

Article by Beverley Brooke, visit the section on the gastri
c bypass on her website for more information on weight loss
surgery and the gastric bypass