Surgery Cost, Financing & Tax Savings
The vast majority of our patients pay for their surgery out of pocket. There are a number of reasons, but the majority pay because it will avoid the inevitable delays of insurance companies. Others have a policy exclusion to weight loss surgery.
Three Ways to Pay:
The Lap Band Package
Our basic package includes the operation, anesthesia, first assistant fees.Any published rates should always be confirmed by contacting our office, as we reserve the right to amend pricing, at any time. Fills after surgery are $150.
Basic Gastric Sleeve package depends on hospital stay, and medical conditions.
Gastric or Stomach Plication with the Lap band
An innovative surgery that involves folding the stomach on itself. We have done more of these than anyone in the United States, and have an active research program for those patients who are interested in this. The cost is $12,500 for the surgery.
Here are a few places we have worked with that finance our patients directly:
Care Credit is the easiest to deal with and has the best approval rating. You can get approval online quickly and within minutes.
Potential Tax Savings
In the year you finance your LAP-BAND® System procedure, you may be eligible to receive thousands of dollars back in potential tax savings. Think of this as a discount on your procedure. IRS Publication 502 states you can deduct only your medical and dental expenses when they total more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income (see p. 2 of publication 502). Adjusted gross income is your total income less a few very specific deductions. Medical expenses may include fees paid to doctors, payments for hospital services, prescription drug costs, physician co-pays and the cost of participating in a weight-loss program for a specific disease, including obesity. Speak with your tax advisor or see IRS publication 502 for details.