Are you looking for affordable weight loss surgical options? Concerned about your weight but think weight loss surgery is too expensive? South Texas Surgeons in San Antonio can help you develop a smart, affordable payment plan.
The Personal Cost of Obesity
Losing dangerous excess weight with affordable weight loss surgery can significantly improve your health and even reduce or eliminate associated health conditions.
Estimated direct and indirect obesity-related costs to the health care system are about $117 billion annually. Experts price your morbid obesity expenditures at more than $18,000 a year. Better health and emotional satisfaction are precious benefits, but lap band surgery can also dramatically lower your actual living expenses.
Cost for the Lap Band Procedure
The costs of a lap band procedure vary, depending on your health plan, and whether your procedure is performed as an inpatient (overnight stay) or outpatient (same day). To assure the best results, in addition to the surgery itself, fees also cover follow-up care for the first year, adjustments to the lap band, and counseling through Lap-Band Weight Loss Support Groups.
Insurance and Health Plans
Today many health plans cover the cost of lab band surgery. This means that most, if not all costs, may be paid. Flexible spending accounts can also be used.
There are other financing options you may want to consider.
- Out of Pocket Payment--If possible, you may want to consider a lump sum payment.
- Patient Financing
- Loans--There are specific companies that offer financing packages for medical procedures.
- Financing Program--This program links our patients with large, stable and well-funded financial institutions.
Potential Tax Savings
According to page 2 of IRS Publication 502, you can deduct your dental and medical expenses (including weight loss surgery) totaling more than 7.5% of your Adjusted Gross Income. Savings of $2-4,000 are common. It is important for you to check with your accountant or tax advisor.
Contact South Texas Surgeons
Call our experienced staff TODAY at 866-463-5499 to schedule a free appointment. Through your decision to have affordable lap band surgery in San Antonio, you are empowered to dramatically improve and enhance the quality of your life.
*$9,888 price includes facility fees at Turning Point Specialty Surgery Center, surgeon and anesthesiologist professional fees, Lapband device, one year of unlimited office visits for band adjustments.