Self-pay cost in US


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Hi, can you please share what our self pay cost was? I'm trying to weigh all my options. I'm willing to travel if the price and service is right.

Thank you!

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Dr Taggar in Florida is currently $8899.

Dr umbach in Vegas is around 10k.

Dr Borland in Louisiana is $9800.

Roper in Charleston, SC is $18,500

There is a big practice around Charlotte that was advertising $9995.

Dr Kim in Texas is a good deal too, and seems to advertise a good deal if you have a hiatal hernia and insurance.

Hope this helps!

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BTW, I'm still researching myself. I'm trying to go to Mexico.

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I'm almost 4 weeks post-op and had surgery with Dr. Tagger in Miami. I've lost almost 20 lbs. I did a lot of research and almost went to Mexico but to get a good, highly recommended doctor in Mexico was the same price as going to Miami and I just felt more comfortable staying on the states. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Tagger. He and the hospital staff were amazing and took really good care of me. Good luck!


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1 hour ago, Robin=SleeveHopeful said:

Dr Taggar in Florida is currently $8899.

Dr umbach in Vegas is around 10k.

Dr Borland in Louisiana is $9800.

Roper in Charleston, SC is $18,500

There is a big practice around Charlotte that was advertising $9995.

Dr Kim in Texas is a good deal too, and seems to advertise a good deal if you have a hiatal hernia and insurance.

Hope this helps!

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Wow...you have a list! Thank you!

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Anyone on the west side of the US that can help with numbers?

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I'm in the same place. I'm researching for a highly qualified and "lower" cost option than San Diego for a conversion from a lap band to sleeve.

I've been looking as well. I've found a Doc in Dallas for $12.5 (Dallas Bariatric Center). Docs in San Diego that I'm finding are more like $23K for cash pay. I"m also a conversion (Lap Band to Sleeve) - so I'm looking at $30K in So Cal -- also, they are very secretive about their pricing out here. You have to go in and see them: So I'll share the people I know.

UCSD: Dr. Horigan - absolutely the gold standard of surgeons and if you have any complications/scars and are looking for a conversion - I highly recommend. $23-30K.

SCRIPPS: SD - pretty much all of the docs are $23-25k - very highly skilled and well respected.

Re Mexico: I've heard really good things about Dr. Alvarez through a site called Realself - but my doc told me that generally a lot of the clean up surgeries they do are for patients who went to Mexico. So it scared me - he didn't elaborate who/how/what - and I suspect there are good and bad like in all cases.

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The link shows nevada, but if you look at other websites, florida is one of the cheapest states for surgeries. There is a website that suppose to have prices for surgeries, but can't find it

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