How Much Does Bariatric Surgery Cost?
The cost of bariatric surgery varies by surgery. Nationally, the average cost of surgery is $14,000-$23,000, depending on the procedure. You can see our costs below.
Here’s how much your bariatric surgery will cost at the BMCC:
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy $12,200
(This sleeve cost covers any hospitalization that may occur after, as well as all fees)
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass $18,200
- Laparoscopic Gastric Duodenal Switch $17,653
- Lap Band Removal $4,944
*please note that while these prices are designed as all-inclusive prices (preop care, education, surgery, anesthesia, hospital stay, and 3 months of after-care), they may not include every potential cost. Please contact our Colorado office today for more details.
All four of these costs are designed to be all-inclusive: they also include dietatary services, behavioral services, bariatric classes, and bariatric education at our Denver center; both before surgery and for 90 days after surgery.
Bear in mind that this is the price if you pay cash. If you have insurance, your cost will vary based on your insurance plan, copays and deductibles.
What Insurance Does the BMCC Accept?
At the BMCC, we accept most major Colorado and national insurance providers. However, this information changes quickly, and some employers negotiate away some benefits in exchange for reduced premiums. Please call or email our office to verify that your plan is covered. For convenience, please have your policy information ready.
*Parker Adventist Hospital has been designated as a Cigna 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center, Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery, and OptumHealth Bariatric Center of Excellence. We are one of the top bariatric surgery practices in the Denver area.
If you’re in the Connect for Health Colorado Exchange, as of January 2017 you should have bariatric benefits, as exchange plans in Colorado are now required to uniformly support bariatric benefits.
What if I Don’t Have Insurance?
If you don’t have insurance, either because you opted out of the Colorado Exchange or because you couldn’t afford insurance, then the BMCC does offer a cash payment system. Our prices are some of the lowest in the Denver Metro area. We offer transparent pricing that’s designed to be all-inclusive: the price you see is the final price that you pay.
Unfortunately, right now we do not offer care-credit or other forms of financing, so cash payment is the only alternative if you do not have insurance.
The Cost of Obesity
However, the cost of bariatric surgery in Denver is minor compared to the cost of obesity. On average, obesity costs more $15,000 per year just to handle weight-related conditions. That cost comes in the form of prescription drugs, medical bills, higher health insurance premiums and many other costs. Severely overweight people often struggle with their energy levels and health, meaning they’re less able to be productive and sometimes present at work—yet another cost. Obesity, like any disease, impacts both health and finances.
If you’re considering bariatric surgery in Denver, it may seem like a significant financial commitment. But surgery is an investment in your health that can pay for itself many times over in lower medical bills, more energy, and improved quality of life. In many ways it is an investment that you cannot afford not to make.
Our patients routinely say that surgery was the best decision they ever made.
“I feel like I have won the lottery and have been given a second chance in life! March 25, 2014 was the first day of the rest of my new life and I can’t even start to express in words how grateful I am.”—Rochelle Goforth, patient.
If you’re suffering, don’t wait. Call our Denver office today.