You work hard all year to earn your vacation, a coveted chance to relax and enjoy family and friends without the pressures of work. But while a vacation is a time to have fun, it shouldn't be a time to sabotage your weight-loss success.
I like to think of vacation as a time for "social weight maintenance" -- a time to splurge a little and enjoy the festivities, but without gaining weight.
Dine out without overdoing it. What better time than a vacation to break free from daily duties in...
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.