Revision Bariatric Surgery Costs
Revision bariatric surgery may be performed in a situation where the patient is dissatisfied with the results of the primary procedure, or weight has been regained quickly after the first surgery. In some cases, a revision procedure may be necessary to address a complication that may have arisen following the first procedure. Revision procedure should ideally be performed by a highly trained and experienced bariatric surgeon with a successful track record of such procedures.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. is a leading surgeon providing state of the art surgeries for obesity and metabolism related conditions. Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and surrounding communities.
Factors Impacting the Price Tag
The sticker price of revision bariatric surgery can vary from one patient to another, depending on several factors. If the revision procedure is relatively minor, requiring only a small correction over the primary procedure, the cost will be less. However, in some cases, the revision procedure may require adoption of a new treatment approach and surgical technique to perform major corrections. Such procedure may cost even more than the primary surgery.
Other pricing components of the revision procedure include the surgical facility fees, anesthesia fees, lab and medical test fees, and the fees charged by the bariatric surgeon. All these financial considerations may vary from one practice to another depending on factors such as practice location, skills and reputation of the surgeon and anesthesiologist, and the kind of surgical services provided at the hospital facility.
From a geographic perspective, the monetary amount of a revision surgery in Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and nearby areas may differ from the average cost of the same procedure in, say, Boston, MA. The financial underpinnings will also be determined according to the type of surgical technique employed to correct the problem.
Average Cost of Revision Bariatric Surgery
The primary bariatric weight loss procedure may usually sit around in the range of $20,000 to $30,000. A minor revision procedure may cost less than this, but a major revision surgery may a little higher than this range. Generally speaking, the average dollar amount of a revision procedure involving gastric bypass will cost more than a procedure involving gastric banding.
A primary or revision bariatric surgery will usually not be covered under a patient’s health plan. However, if in a particular case, the insurance company is convinced that bariatric surgery is medically necessary, the sticker price may be covered. A few insurance companies are gradually recognizing the fact that obesity surgery can in fact help prevent future medical problems, and save healthcare resources and being lighter on bank accounts for everyone in the long run.
Several financial lenders are willing to offer loans for revision bariatric surgery. Professional healthcare finance companies typically have special loan packages for this procedure. Patients may also seek financing through banks, credit cards, and borrowings from friends and family. The surgeon’s office may be able to provide guidance and support with regard to bariatric surgery insurance and finance.
To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.
Please note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.