Does insurance cover weight loss surgery?
Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery depend on the plan you have chosen, including specific coverage options in your policy and your employer’s health plan. Gastric sleeve surgery is the most commonly performed weight loss procedure in Houston and gastric sleeve surgery cost is the most common question we receive. Houston Weight Loss Surgery Center has a dedicated insurance specialist who can help you and answer all your financial questions.
We have been successful in helping many obtain insurance approval who were previously unable to do so. To find out if your insurance provider covers weight loss surgery, please contact us at 832-963-1803 or fill the form on this page and a member of our staff will contact you shortly.
The self-pay cost for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Houston ranges from $12,000 to $16,000 depending on the hospital and your length of stay. After gastric sleeve surgery, you do not require frequent follow-up visits for adjustments like Lap Band patients. Furthermore, regular post-operative follow up is free.
Additional costs to consider include nutritional supplements like protein powder and vitamins. Some patients may require cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin. We typically recommend body contouring 2 years after surgery at which point body weight will stabilize. Cosmetic surgery may be covered by insurance, depending on your plan.