Fat, particularly fat around your waist, raises your risk of serious illness. Do you need motivation to lose excess pounds? Consider these 11 tips.
Lose Weight: It's a Lifesaver
Are you a heart attack waiting to happen? If heart disease, high blood pressure, or high triglycerides are in your family (or personal) history, losing weight can change that. You can greatly cut your risk of serious health problems by dropping the extra pounds.
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Your surgeon's fee. This will vary based on where you live, your surgeon's expertise, and the procedure’s complexity.
The hospital you choose. Costs will vary and may include the operating and hospital rooms, among other fees.
Additional costs may include:
Surgical assistant's fee
Consultant fees (if necessary)
Follow-up procedures (for the gastric band)
Will Health Insurance Pay?
If you have health insurance, read your policy carefully, and work closely with your insurer and your doctor to see what's covered. Under the Affordable Care Act, some states require that health insurers cover bariatric surgery; in 2015, more than half of states mandated coverage for individual, family, and small group plans.