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I have really crappy insurance and I've finally reached a point where I need to do something ... and fast ..I't affecting my driving, etc...

How much on average does it cost out of pocket ? I will have to finance it for sure .. But I want to get surgery ASAP, Thanks

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from the hospital alone for one night stay I was billed over $65,000. Anesthesia I was billed $8,000. Surgeon’s Bill was over $6,000. Then I was billed separately for blood work which was $3,000

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Plus the surgeon had 2 assistance and I was billed for each of them. One was $11,000 and one was $13,000. Fight this because he told me that he would have one assistant not 2.

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53 minutes ago, pacheka said:

I paid 10500 in Dallas texas

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I'm in Dallas .. Where did you have it done ? That's a really good price

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1 hour ago, it'sonlythefirststep said:

from the hospital alone for one night stay I was billed over $65,000. Anesthesia I was billed $8,000. Surgeon’s Bill was over $6,000. Then I was billed separately for blood work which was $3,000

Wow, that's crazy expensive .. I was checking google just now and they say avg price is about 24k$ I guess I'll have to check around and see.. or wait like everyone else... Thanks for the information

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1 hour ago, texasnewf said:

I have really crappy insurance and I've finally reached a point where I need to do something ... and fast ..I't affecting my driving, etc...

How much on average does it cost out of pocket ? I will have to finance it for sure .. But I want to get surgery ASAP, Thanks

My Insurance didn’t cover it and I paid $14,000

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2 minutes ago, pacheka said:

With Dr Frenzel at body evolve. I would do it again in a heart beat! Has changed my life! Down 67lbs in 5 months

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Thank you, I'll check it out next week :) Also, congrats on your weight loss .. I know it's a struggle .. good luck

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I went to a private hospital that specializes in Bariatrics. My insurance covered it all because I had met my maximum OOP for the year. We reviewed the statement though a couple weeks back and they billed my insurance 45k. That was for one month in the hospital. I would do some research in your area for facilities that work with cash payers.

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Dr Needlman charged $5000, the hospital( OSU) charged $14,550 so there is almost $20,000. And a sleeve is $1000-1500 less. Wouldn't,it be nice if they gave =early,payer. discount?

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Before you look into self-financing, check whether the ACA plans cover bariatric surgery in your state. It may be worth dropping an employer-backed plan and joining one of the ACA plans for the year, once you've worked out the costs. The ACA plans seem to have decided on bariatric coverage on a state-by-state basis, and some of those may have changed over the years, so make sure you're checking for insurance year 2019 in your state.

I believe enrollment is open until Dec 15, but don't wait until the last minute - do your research now and make a decision soon, sometimes the sites get overwhelmed by last-minute signups.

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I self paid and it was $15K

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The price varies a lot. Insurance didn't cover mine, and I got mine done at a Center of Excellence for somewhere in the ballpark of $11,500-15,000. (There was a huge billing error, so I still don't know exactly how much it will end up being. Yeah, almost two months later. I'm pissed, believe me.)

Those scary-high prices you're seeing that they billed someone's insurance? Yeah, those showed up on my statement, too, but there are often discounts for people who are doing self-pay, where they cut those numbers in half, or even much lower.

Also, if you're willing to travel, apparently there are much cheaper surgeries available in Las Vegas and in Mexico.

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