How Can Weight-Loss Surgery Save You Money

The cost of surgery is one of the most common concerns of bariatric patients. With the growing cost of commodities, you may ask yourself if now is the right time to get bariatric surgery.

How You Can Save Money After Bariatric Surgery 

When doing cost analysis, we encourage our patients to consider future savings. Although the surgery is an investment for yourself, it can help you save money in ways you may have not thought of.

The following shows the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery:

Grocery Bills

After bariatric surgery, one of the most noticeable changes is the amount of food you can eat. With a smaller stomach and changes in nutrient absorption, you will quickly realize that you can split your meal with your partner or order kid-sized meals.

Eating smaller food portions means hundreds of savings each month. 

Eating Out

If you love eating out, you know how much it can eat up a chunk of your monthly budget. This could change after bariatric surgery.

After your procedure, your surgeon will put you on a progression diet. You’ll start with a clear liquid diet and eventually work your way through the stabilization diet.

During the stabilization diet phase, you can start eating foods of a regular consistency. However, this doesn’t mean that you can go back to your old eating habits and patterns. 

You have to adhere to dietary recommendations. This means eating three well-balanced meals, avoiding empty calories, and avoiding foods high in fat and sugar. 

Many bariatric patients find it easier to comply with these by eating at home or being more intentional when eating out. This has cost savings over time!

Dietary Plans

Dieting programs can be so expensive. Most mass-market programs can run as much as $10,000 a year. That’s between food, counseling, calorie counters, and more! 

With weight loss surgery, you don’t have to do all these recurring costs anymore. It is an effective and research-backed weight loss solution. You may have to spend a certain amount upfront, but it’s a one-time fee.

Healthcare Costs

Obesity is associated with a range of health issues. Unless you do something about it, the health risks that come with it won’t go away.

Study after study shows that weight loss surgery is effective in improving and even resolving some obesity-related issues. This includes back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. 

Career Opportunities

Sometimes being overweight or obese can keep you from doing what you really want – both for your personal and career growth. These struggles can be a result of low energy levels, obesity-related health problems, and/or self-esteem issues.

When you finally lose the excess weight, you’ll feel better overall. 

With less pain in your joints and other areas, you find yourself becoming more physically active. You may also find yourself becoming more confident in socializing and going after what you want for your career.

All these changes can eventually help you find a career that truly values your worth. 

How Much Does Bariatric Surgery Cost?

The cost of bariatric surgery varies. This depends on several factors including co-morbidities, the complexity of the surgery, and length of hospital stay. We enlisted the prices of some of the procedures we offer here. These prices are designed as all-inclusive. It includes pre-op care, education, surgery, anesthesia, hospital stay, and three months of after-care. 

Bariatric and Metabolic Center of Colorado (BMCC) offers some of the lowest prices in the Denver area (often by thousands of dollars). We accept Medicare and most major Colorado and national insurance providers. If you don’t have insurance, BMCC has cash payment options.

To verify if your plan is covered and for questions about our cash options, please call or email our office.

Are you ready to take the next step on your weight loss journey? Lose Weight and Keep It Off With Bariatric Surgery at Bariatric & Metabolic Center of Colorado!

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This page was medically reviewed by Dr. Joshua Long, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS. Dr. Long is a double-board-certified bariatric surgeon and bariatric medical director for Parker Adventist Hospital.
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Page Updated: January 6th, 2023

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