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Hi, had my consultation recently here in Dallas for the sleeve and it's self pay. Just wondering if anyone has done self pay and gotten bills after surgery they didn't expect..specifically from the hospital or radiologist?

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That's a great question! I am a self-pay as well. The total I was given is supposed to be all-inclusive.

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I am self pay (have insurance, it just doesn't cover surgery) in DFW and I have my surgery on Monday. I received a bill from my endoscopic dr that I wasn't expecting but my insurance is trying to have me only pay a little. If it is a bill from the hospital go up there and say I only have this much in cash or check and try to negotiate the price. Hospitals will negotiate if you are standing there trying to give them cash! They will take lower amounts than what is expected!

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I'm paying self pay..the only thing that is not included (supposedly) is the UGI for $152 that I pay directly to the hospital for the procedure that I do before scheduling the sleeve surgery. Just hoping the private hospital doesn't spring bills on me after the sleeve surgery!

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Yeah. I had a $3k anesthesiologist bill in the mail. I thought I had been so careful with all of it. I'm really, really displeased.

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I'm also self pay and everything was inclusive for the surgery itself . I had mine done in Texas. Only thing I had to pay extra for were the pre op testing. Some of the cardiac stress tests and ultrasound tests were expensive and I paid over $2000 out of pocket for all of the extra procedures prior to setting a surgery date. But I haven't received any extra bills for the surgery itself. Fingers crossed.

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I suppose I should clarify-I was given three different totals amounting to $9800. $800 was to be prepaid to the anesthesiologist. I've already paid that through my medical spending account. I think it was $2000 for surgeon and the $6500 is for the hospital. I've already paid for a visit with nutritionist and the consultation.

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I'm also self pay and everything was inclusive for the surgery itself . I had mine done in Texas. Only thing I had to pay extra for were the pre op testing. Some of the cardiac stress tests and ultrasound tests were expensive and I paid over $2000 out of pocket for all of the extra procedures prior to setting a surgery date. But I haven't received any extra bills for the surgery itself. Fingers crossed.

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Yeah hopefully you receive no more bills!!!

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