Medical conditions that would make a person a better gastric sleeve candidate than another malabsorptive option include:.
If you suffer from any of the factors disqualifying you from gastric sleeve surgery, the good news is there are other options.
Gastric bypass surgery is best for people who suffer from type II diabetes and want a long-term solution. The device creates a pouch that limits that amount of food the patient can eat.
It also has very poor long-term weight loss on average. If you were considering the LAP-BAND, we encourage our patients to consider the other, more successful and safer bariatric surgical weight loss procedures rather than a gastric band.
It also includes up to 3 months of outpatient post-operative care. The only standard additional fee that is not included is the surgical assistant fee as the hospital does not employ surgical assistants. If you are wondering what your payment options are for bariatric surgery in Denver and are considering partnering with the BMCC, here are some answers to some additional frequently asked questions.
Our transparent pricing assures our patients that the price you see is the price you pay. The cost of our procedures is also meant to include all parts of the weight loss surgical process: preop care, education, surgery, anesthesia, hospital stay, and three months of postop care.
You can schedule an appointment with our Denver office today to discuss all of the details of our cash payment option. Yes, Colorado Medicaid will cover the cost of bariatric surgery including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and loop duodenal switch surgeries if the patient meets the following criteria these criteria may differ if the patient is under the age of 18 :. If you have Medicaid, please call to inquire about getting an appointment or if needed being placed on the wait list.
When we do have a wait list, you can also visit this page to join the wait list. If you have health care insurance and would like your insurance to pay for your procedure, we do accept most major insurance providers. Each coverage plan is different, and while most major payers do include bariatric benefits there are some rare legacy plans even with major payers that have worked with the employer to carve out bariatric benefits from the policy so that bariatric surgery is not covered.
We also accept Medicare as well as patients who have insurance through the Connect for Health Colorado Exchange. If you schedule an appointment with our Denver office, we are happy to discuss all of your payment options for weight loss surgery.
We understand how life-changing weight loss surgery can be, and our patients are the proof. While not a miracle cure, gastric sleeve surgery is the first step on your journey to drastic weight loss. Imagine how different your life would be if you were able to lose pounds?
We know the physical and financial burden obesity can be. People who suffer from obesity often have higher health care costs in the form of prescription drugs and higher insurance premiums. That is why we are committed to providing the best care in Denver with flexible self-pay and insurance coverage options.
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