Self-Pay Options for Bariatric Surgery

Did your insurance deny Weight Loss Surgery?

Do not let insurance denial prevent you from defeating obesity

We provide very affordable self pay pricing for weight loss surgery by a highly qualified surgical team at an accredited bariatric surgery facility.

At Arch Bariatrics in St. Louis, we believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy life. We participate in several financing and payment options for Self pay Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Balloon and many of our bariatric surgical procedures. 

It is important to note that in the long term bariatric surgery reduces the annual health care cost by reducing costly medications, visits to the emergency room and hospital admissions. So weight loss surgery is a good one-time investment to improve long-term health.

Self Pay Pricing

Self-pay option is available in situations where you lack medical insurance or when your medical insurance does not cover weight loss surgery. 

In addition, some patients choose to bypass their health insurance to take advantage of the benefits of self-paying for bariatric surgery procedures.

I have Insurance. Can I still consider Self Pay Bariatric Surgery Option?

Yes. Many health insurance companies have varying policy requirements that patients must complete prior to being approved for surgery. There may be a need to demonstrate multiple diet consultations over a period of many months. 

Patients using health insurance coverage may have to pay a high deductible and often wait up to six months from the time of their initial consultation for their bariatric surgery. 

However, self-pay patients will be able to expedite the time between their initial consultation and their procedure by avoiding the lengthy insurance company requirements and paperwork. On many occasions self-pay patients can schedule their procedures much sooner, possibly as soon as one week after seeing Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan.

Gastric Sleeve Self Pay

$11,111 Special Self-Pay Pricing.

*$231/ month

We have special self-pay pricing for Gastric Sleeve/vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure that is available for patients who don’t have insurance coverage for weight loss surgery, as well as patients who would prefer to self-pay to avoid the obstacles and waiting periods frequently associated with insurance.

At Arch Bariatrics in St. Louis we have made every effort to keep the costs low while maintaining a comprehensive and inclusive treatment program for you.

Our special self-pay price of $11,111 for sleeve gastrectomy includes*:

     * Standard Pre- operative Testing

     * Facility/Center Fee

     * Surgeon Fee

     * Surgical Assistant Fee

     * Anesthesiologist Fee

     * One night Hospital stay

*Additional  fees may apply depending upon medical condition and needs.

*Payments are an estimate for patients who qualify for a 8.99% interest rate over a term of 5 years (60 months) through an independent third party lender.

In addition to the many health benefits of weight loss, patients who undergo weight loss surgery are often able to reduce their lifelong medical and healthcare costs. Don’t let insurance companies prevent you from a healthier life. 

Visit our payment options page to learn about financing options and potential tax incentives for weight loss procedures. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Gastric Balloon (Orbera®) Self Pay

$6,250 Gastric Balloon Special Self-Pay Pricing

*$156/month

We have special self-pay pricing for Gastric balloon procedures. The gastric balloon is not covered by any medical insurance and at the present time self-pay is the only available option for the gastric balloon procedure. Our self-pay option for gastric balloon includes:

     * Standard Preoperative Testing

     * Facility/Center Fee for balloon insertion and removal.

     * Surgeon Fee for balloon insertion and removal.

     * Anesthesiologist Fee for balloon insertion and removal.

     * Diet Consultation and follow up for 12 months after balloon insertion.

*Additional  fees may apply depending upon medical condition and needs.

*Payments are an estimate for patients who qualify for a 8.99% interest rate over a term of 5 years (60 months) through an independent third party lender.

Gastric Bypass Self Pay

$ 22,600 Gastric Bypass Special Self Pay Pricing.

We have special self-pay pricing for Gastric Bypass procedures that is available for patients who don’t have insurance coverage for weight loss surgery, as well as patients who would prefer self-pay to avoid the obstacles and waiting periods frequently associated with insurance.

At Arch Bariatrics in St. Louis we have made every effort to keep the costs low while maintaining a comprehensive and inclusive treatment program for you.

Our special self-pay price of $22,600 Gastric Bypass includes*:

     * Standard Pre- operative Testing

     * Facility/Center Fee

     * Surgeon Fee

     * Anesthesiologist Fee

     * One night Hospital stay

*Additional  fees may apply depending upon medical condition and needs.

Gastric Sleeve To Gastric Bypass Self Pay

$26,800 Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass Self Pay Pricing.

We have special self-pay pricing for Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass procedure that is available for patients who don’t have insurance coverage for weight loss surgery, as well as patients who would prefer to self-pay to avoid the obstacles and waiting periods frequently associated with insurance.

At Arch Bariatrics in St. Louis we have made every effort to keep the costs low while maintaining a comprehensive and inclusive treatment program for you.

Our special self-pay price of $26,800  for sleeve to Gastric Bypass includes*:

     * Standard Pre- operative Testing

     * Facility/Center Fee

     * Surgeon Fee

     * Surgical Assistant Fee

     * Anesthesiologist Fee

     * One night Hospital stay

*Additional  fees may apply depending upon medical condition and needs.

Lap Band Surgery Self Pay

$16,400 Lap Band Surgery Self Pay Pricing.

We have special self-pay pricing for Lap Band  procedures that is available for patients who don’t have insurance coverage for weight loss surgery, as well as patients who would prefer to self-pay to avoid the obstacles and waiting periods frequently associated with insurance.

At Arch Bariatrics in St. Louis we have made every effort to keep the costs low while maintaining a comprehensive and inclusive treatment program for you.

Our special self-pay price of $16,400 Lap Band Surgery includes*:

     * Standard Pre- operative Testing

     * Facility/Center Fee

     * Surgeon Fee

     * Surgical Assistant Fee

     * Anesthesiologist Fee

     * One night Hospital stay

*Additional  fees may apply depending upon medical condition and needs.

Why should I consider Self-Pay Bariatric Surgery?

If you think the self pay cost of weight loss surgery is high, the cost of high BMI is even higher. Obesity is a serious medical condition and sooner one is able to treat obesity by surgery, better are the chances of preventing or treating serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea etc. The quality of life and longevity of life earned are well worth the cost.

 Advantages of Cash Pay weight loss surgery

Ability to choose your surgeon

Do not have to deal with extensive approval process

The procedure can be completed in a fraction of the time it takes to navigate the insurance mandated approval process.

Our team can help guide you to the best payment option for you. We can help you determine what your insurance benefits are. Please provide us your insurance information and we will call your insurance company and check the status of your benefits at no cost to you.

Contact us to learn more.