A person who wants to undergo surgery for weight loss usually takes three years before they finally go through with it. A lot of this time is spent researching the pros and cons of going through the surgery. Another factor that contributes to the time it takes to have the surgery is the financial aspect—ensuring that there is enough money to cover the cost.
So, it is essential for you to check your insurance policy to find out if you have coverage. It is worth noting that many insurance companies are more than ready to cover these surgeries, which is good news for all those who are planning on taking advantage of these operations. Insurance companies like Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, and Humana are available to assist their customers.
Cash or Insurance: Whether or not your insurance plan covers bariatric surgery depends almost entirely on your employer. Companies determine if their plans will or will not cover bariatric surgery. If they do offer coverage, it is important to understand how much of the procedure they will cover, as some companies only cover a portion. Our new patient advocates will help you understand your benefits.
If you do not have insurance coverage, Sage Bariatric has some of the lowest cash prices for bariatric surgery in San Antonio, and there are financing options as well.
Get an Estimate: It is essential for you to know how much money you need to spend out of pocket. It is quite a crucial task especially when you are planning this surgery. You can check with our staff to get a rough estimate of the total cost and get a fair idea of what your out-of-pocket costs will be, if any.