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What will the cost of surgery include?

The cost of surgery depends on a number of factors given below:1

  • Type of surgery - the surgeon will decide the type of surgery best suited for you.
  • Surgeon’s fee - this will depend on surgeon’s expertise
  • Hospital costs - may include the operating and hospital rooms
  • Anesthesiologist's fee
  • Surgical assistant's fee
  • Device fees
  • Consultant fees (if necessary)
  • Follow-up procedures (for the gastric band)

Discuss these aspects with your bariatric surgeon and the hospital to get more information.

Disclaimer: Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Ref: 1. Paying for Weight Loss Surgery. [Internet]. WebMD. 2015 [cited 2015 Spet 14]. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/financing-weight-loss-surgery