This procedure, also called gastric sleeve resection, sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, tube gastrectomy and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is a newer type of bariatric surgery. Inroads are just now being made with regard to coverage of gastric sleeve surgery by insurance providers. In particular, Aetna and United Healthcare now cover Gastric Sleeve Surgery.
Gastric Sleeve Cost Breakdown
The cost of gastric sleeve surgery typically comprises:
- Anesthesia fees
- The facility fee
- The surgeon's fee
- Pre-op lab and X-ray fees
- Follow-up appointments
Please note that there are other gastric sleeve costs, often minimal, that may not be included in the cost for your Gastric Sleeve surgery.
- Post-surgery behavior, exercise and diet counseling, including the cost of vitamins and supplements.
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For many people, the cost of gastric sleeve is the ultimate deciding factor. Luckily, numerous PPO insurance policies cover gastric sleeve surgery, so you can consider other factors in regards to your gastric sleeve procedure. One of the most important things to consider is selecting a surgeon that is qualified, experienced and one that makes you feel comfortable with the entire gastric sleeve procedure.
You should take the time to choose a gastric weight loss surgeon who has extensive experience with Gastric Sleeve surgeries and most importantly, a surgeon that puts your mind at ease and helps you be completely prepared for the gastric sleeve procedure. Ask about the testimonials of successful gastric sleeve patients and listen to their real-life stories. Make sure the surgeon is certified locally and in good standing with the medical board. While one surgeon may be slightly more expensive than another, remember that you are entrusting this surgeon with your future happiness, the success of the Gastric Sleeve procedure and your new healthier life. Take everything into consideration before choosing the Gastric Sleeve surgeon that is right for you!
If you are interested in learning more about the cost of gastric sleeve surgery, please call our offices at 1-855-200-8041, and one of our representatives will be happy to answer any question you may have!