Cost Of Obesity
Bariatric surgery is now a covered benefit
You may already have maximized your deductible and / or out-of-pocket limits, making bariatric surgery virtually a no-cost or low-cost option for you. Many of our patients realize that they have reached their plan deductible or out-of-pocket limits earlier in their plan term than they had thought, making the decision to go with Barix Clinics for laparoscopic weight loss surgery an easy decision to make.
You'll need less time off than you might think
The amount of time necessary for recovery from gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band or gastric sleeve surgery is much shorter than in the past when most bariatric surgery was performed as an open procedure. This allows for you to return to work or your own everyday life following surgery at a much quicker pace than most people expect.
Little or no more need for expensive medications
A large number of our patients leave the hospital completely free of many of the medications they were taking prior to surgery. Not having to take multiple medications is not only much healthier, but there are also significant savings of both money and time.
Costs of not having bariatric surgery
In addition to considering the financial cost of having weight loss surgery, it is important to look at the cost of not having surgery. It is well documented that most obese individuals are unable to reach and maintain a healthy weight without the tool of weight loss surgery. This is not due to a lack of willpower, but rather physical, psychological and environmental factors. Also well documented are a number of conditions that are related to--basically caused by--obesity. Included in this list are type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and joint pain.
Studies presented at the 2012 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery found that bariatric surgery treats the metabolic damage of obesity by changing hormones and how organs work, reverses kidney disease, staves off the risk of heart attacks by nearly a decade, and helps manage diabetes. The cost of not having weight loss surgery may include increased medical problems, reduced quality of life, the inability to move forward in careers and not being able to fully participate in activities.
Choosing the right place to have surgery is important
In addition to evaluating the costs of having or not having weight loss surgery, it is essential to find a comprehensive program with highly skilled surgeons and staff that will best meet your individual needs. Barix Clinics is the leader in bariatric surgery with a proven track record of safety and success. Your choice to have weight loss surgery with Barix Clinics means that you will have the benefit of over of 20 years of experience and over 40,000 surgeries. Call the experts. Call Barix Clinics.
“I have always been overweight. I was a chubby kid, a fat teenager, and an obese adult. Each year my health got worse as my weight increased. I had severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure, asthma, bad knees, ankles and my back would ache from walking across the building at work. I put my life on hold- refusing to travel for fear of not “fitting” into the plane or not being able to walk or climb stairs."
"I had gastric bypass surgery and my life has changed 100%. In a mere two months, I was able to stop blood pressure meds. My asthma is well under control, in fact, I’ve only used my inhaler twice in the last year. My sleep apnea has improved and my life is full!” --Monica A.