gastric bypass, mini, weight loss surgery, laparascopic, insurance

July 21, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Persons who are obese suffer from various physical and mental issues. As a result, even after attempting all these methods if you are unable to shed the weight, it is smart to consult with your weight loss  specialist the process of a gastric bypass surgery lose weight.

However, the gastric bypass cost may not seem to fit everyone’s budget. So, the expense for mini gastric bypass may very well suit the finances of such patients. A simple mini gastric bypass surgical procedure decreases excess fats, calories, and absorption of foods from the small intestines.

Typically, the cost of mini gastric bypass procedure is between $15,000 – $20,000. Open incision and laparoscopic surgery are a couple of techniques that are used to perform the surgery. Because most insurance companies are insuring the procedure gastric weight loss surgery, it is a good idea to verify with your insurance company before selecting any of the surgical techniques.

If you find out that the insurance company will not pay for such surgeries then choose to go for a mini gastric bypass surgery would be a great decision. As conventional bypass surgery normally runs above $20,000, a “mini” surgery will assist in losing some weight at a much lesser price.

On the other hand, there are some insurance companies who will insure this mini or conventional gastric bypass surgery subject to a person being qualified. To qualify, an individual has to be overweight by at least 100 pounds.

Also, the patient must have previously shown a continued attempts to reduce their weight from alterations in their lifestyle such as diet and exercise. The eligible individual should also not have any of the following: signs of depression past or present, psychiatric disorder or alcohol abuse.

In addition, it is also required for the patient to be considered obese for at least 5 years pre-surgery to become a qualified patient to request an insurance claim to take care of the gastric bypass surgery expense.

Besides the expenses, the added cost of emotions and physical anguish is there too.
The primary reason that lowers the mini gastric bypass expenses and the pain involved in this technique is because the different incisions made for this method are very tiny.

These incisions are made on the interior of the abdomen and a laparoscope is
used along with custom made instruments for the surgery. In summary, if you want an economical weight loss solution, mini gastric bypass surgery is without a doubt a smart consideration.

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Insurance and Weight Loss Surgery

January 2, 2007 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Congratulations! You have decided to take the plunge and have weight loss surgery. However, there is one thing hanging over you, money. Luckily, many insurance companies feel that weight loss surgery is beneficial to both of you, and can make your surgery affordable.

Obtaining insurance approval may not happen overnight. You are probably not the only candidate vying for weight loss surgery, which can average around $25,000. Weight loss surgery has increased in popularity over 800 percent since 1994. Because of this increase in demand and the high price tag, your insurance company may not be so willing to pay. Insurance companies are in business to make money and there is no guarantee that you will stay with their company for life. Read more

Bad News on our Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

December 28, 2006 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · 6 Comments 

Well with keeping with the theme of actually coming out from behind the shadows, I’m making another post as me. By the way my name is Bruce. My wife is Jackie and she is the one who is considering having weight loss surgery.

Well we are self pay and thought we had all this worked out, but fate had other plans. We decided since we are self pay that we would set up the cafeteria plans at work to take out enough money to pay for the surgery. Jackie works for a hospital and because of that she gets a little discount form what most people who are self pay have to come out of their pocket with. She was told a few months back that the cost would be around $7200 and that was the decision we made on how much money to put into the cafeteria plan. Well turns out Read more