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What are other ways to pay for weight loss surgery?

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If you don't have health insurance, or if your insurer won't cover weight loss surgery, talk to your doctor and your surgeon about financing plans. Check on the interest rate, and make sure you're OK with the terms.

From: Paying for Weight Loss Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Anita Courcoulas, MD, MPH, chief of minimally invasive bariatric and general surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Insurance Coverage: A Patient's Guide."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: "Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery" and "Your Options in Weight Loss Surgery: Making the Choice."

National Conference of State Legislatures: "Health Reform and Health Mandates for Obesity."

 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on November 27, 2017

SOURCES:

Anita Courcoulas, MD, MPH, chief of minimally invasive bariatric and general surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Insurance Coverage: A Patient's Guide."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: "Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery" and "Your Options in Weight Loss Surgery: Making the Choice."

National Conference of State Legislatures: "Health Reform and Health Mandates for Obesity."

 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on November 27, 2017

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