The Self-Pay Gastric Sleeve: More Affordable than You May Think!
We believe that weight loss surgery should be available to everyone who needs it, which is why Board certified surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre created the “self-pay gastric sleeve” program at the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery in Altamonte Springs, Florida, next to vacation hotspot Orlando!
The goal of the self-pay gastric sleeve program is to make this incredible weight loss surgery as affordable as possible, making it accessible to patients who have been denied insurance coverage for weight loss surgery, or for patients who choose not to utilize their insurance.
For most patients, the fee for outpatient gastric sleeve surgery is approximately $11,500 if paid in cash ($12,000 with financing); however, please be aware that the specific cost for each patient will vary somewhat depending on each patient’s specific medical concerns. After your initial consultation with Dr. Beltre and a review of your medical records, we will provide you a detailed and comprehensive cost estimate to ensure that you fully aware of what your fee will be, as well as what that fee includes and does not include.
The cost estimate will include the cost of anesthesia, the surgery center, and the surgery itself. It also includes all necessary preliminary and follow up visits with Dr. Beltre before and after surgery. It also includes participation in Dr. Beltre’s regular and on-going weight loss support meetings for those patients local to the Orlando area.
Limitations to the Self-Pay Gastric Sleeve Program
Please be aware that the self-pay gastric sleeve program may not be appropriate for all patients. The self-pay option is only available for patients who qualify for an outpatient sleeve gastrectomy. Patients who require an extended hospital stay before and/or after, or for whom the sleeve gastrectomy is not appropriate, do not qualify for this specific self-pay program. We have a range of surgical and financing options that we would be happy to discuss with patients who do not qualify for this self-pay program.
DISCLAIMER: The fee for the self-pay sleeve described here does not include prescription medications and lab work. It does not cover the cost of any overnight hospitalizations that may be required before and/or after the surgery. It also does not cover the cost of travel to and/from Orlando.
Financing Your Surgery
At The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, our goal is to help each and every patient get the surgery he or she needs. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you work through whatever paperwork is needed to secure any necessary financing to make your surgery a reality. For those who are not interested in or eligible for the self-pay gastric sleeve program, we can help with the following types of financing:
- Insurance Approval: An increasing number of insurance companies are offering full or partial coverage for metabolic surgery, recognizing that the short-term cost of the surgery is still less than the long-term cost of health problems associated with obesity. We will work closely with you and your insurance company to help you navigate the complicated paperwork necessary for the approval process.
- CareCredit™: CareCredit™ is a healthcare credit card program offering financing for up to 100% of the cost of your surgical procedure and some related expenses. CareCredit™ has no upfront costs, annual fees, or pre-payment penalties and offers a range of low-interest financing options. Short-term financing for 6, 12, 18, or 24 months is available, as well as payment plans with low, fixed-rate interest for longer-term financing up to 60 months. The patient is responsible for making all minimum monthly payments on time and paying off the full amount by the end of the financing term. Visit www.carecredit.com for more information or an online application.
- Springstone™: Similar to a bank or credit union, Springstone™ offers personal financing specifically designed to cover medical procedures from authorized practices like The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery. Springstone™ offers flexible short- and long-term financing option, with True No-Interest Plans that enable you to borrow between $499 and $32,000 for up to 24 months (variable APR applicable after 24 months). Longer-term fixed rate financing is also available. Apply online at https://secure.springstoneplan.com/apply/application.php.
Contact the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery
Board certified surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre at the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery in Altamonte Springs, Florida (neighboring Orlando, FL) has made it his life’s passion to help individuals like you achieve their weight loss goals safely and successfully. Whether you have come from central Florida or traveled half-way—or even all the way—across the country, our goal is offer a weight loss surgery option that is as safe, as effective, and as affordable as we can possibly make it.
Significant, long-term, successful weight loss is not easy. Even with the help of metabolic surgery, losing the weight and keeping it off requires a life-long commitment to serious lifestyle changes and hard work. But with the help of Dr. Beltre and our dedicated team of caring, experienced specialists, success is possible!
If you believe a sleeve gastrectomy is right for you, or would like to learn more about other metabolic surgery options available at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, we encourage you to contact our office to start the process today!
Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to schedule a phone or video consultation with Dr. Beltre.