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How do I pay for weight loss surgery?

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Contact your insurance company to ask what it covers and what it requires. Many insurance companies want to know what you've done to try to lose weight before surgery.

Paying for weight loss surgery yourself is very expensive. There may be financing options; check the terms carefully so you know what you're getting into.

SOURCES: Daniel Herron, MD, bariatric surgery chief, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York. James Kolenich, MD, former University of Pennsylvania Medical Center bariatric surgeon. Joe De Simone, PhD, psychologist, New York. Harvey J. Sugerman, MD, editor-in-chief, ; bariatric surgeon, Sanibel, FL. American Obesity Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.





Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

SOURCES: Daniel Herron, MD, bariatric surgery chief, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York. James Kolenich, MD, former University of Pennsylvania Medical Center bariatric surgeon. Joe De Simone, PhD, psychologist, New York. Harvey J. Sugerman, MD, editor-in-chief, ; bariatric surgeon, Sanibel, FL. American Obesity Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.





Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

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