Bariatric Surgery Insurance and Financing
Understanding your options: Will your insurance cover bariatric surgery or will you have to pay for it out of pocket?
Paying for bariatric surgery is a common concern. Many health insurance plans, including Medicare and most Medicaid plans, cover bariatric surgery. However, health insurance plan coverage varies, so it's important to examine the coverage provided by your plan.
Although we can't tell you whether your insurance will cover surgery, we can help you understand how to work with your insurance provider to find out if you have bariatric surgery insurance coverage and what to do if you are denied coverage.
Financial barriers shouldn't stand in the way of your good health. If you don't have health insurance, or if after working with your insurance provider you determine that you don't have bariatric surgery insurance coverage, don't be discouraged: you have other financing options.
Many patients use bariatric surgery financing to cover out-of-pocket costs. Because it is an investment in good health and quality of life, you may also consider the procedure to be worth the cost even without bariatric surgery insurance. Learn more about the cost of surgery.