According to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, as of September 2016 Indiana is the 15th highest state in the nation with a high adult obesity rate. What does this mean? It means that the price of a procedure that can help lower health issues related to obesity is priceless in the long term. It means that you will be investing in YOUR life and YOUR health, and the return on investment will be greater than imagine. For example:
“Extra weight often means extra costs. Studies show, on average, a severely obese person of average height (between 90-120 lbs. overweight for women, 107-142 lbs. overweight for men) spends $1,566 more a year on healthcare costs compared with people in a normal weight range. A morbidly obese person of average height (above 120 lbs. overweight for women, and above 142 lbs. overweight for men) spends $2,845 more when compared to people in a normal weight range.”
So let’s talk Lap-Band Surgery numbers. The actual dollar amount you will invest in your Lap-Band System will depend on multiple factors: location, doctor, hospital, and healthcare plan are a few. We offer a FREE informative seminar where Dr. McEwen talks about the procedure while one of our patient coordinators can help you with insurance questions and coverage.
- Average Lap-Band cost with Dr. McEwen at Community Surgery Center Hamilton currently is $14,900 (Not using insurance and includes a year of follow-ups once a month directly post-surgery).
- A price range of $8,500 to $30,000 across the United States.
- Average Lap-Band cost across the US is $15,000-$18,000.00
- In 2012, 90% of Lap-Band cases were fully or partially covered by insurance.
- Lap-Band is an outpatient procedure resulting in a very short time off work.
- Most Insurance carriers cover the Lap Band System.
A high number of insurance carriers cover our Lap-Band System. There are some requirements enforced by insurance, though our team works fearlessly to obtain a clear picture of what those are and how to help you achieve them. We will help you determine your insurance requirements and your coverage.
If you want and can pay for your Lap-Band System out of pocket, makes the process a lot faster. On average this is a $15,000 investment, so make sure you are covering all your bases. Time off work should be relatively short. Lap band surgery can be tax deductible or tax credit, but you should consult with an accountant. What will your insurance cover if there any complications, which in our practice the complication rate is low. In addition, what kind of overall support will you have post-surgery. At Dr. McEwen’s office, we have monthly group meet ups, support systems and of course, you are part of our weight loss team.
Whether using insurance or paying out of pocket, remember this:
You are INVESTING in YOU and your HEALTH. You are investing in your future with you kids and family. You are investing in your professional and personal dreams, because those are hard to achieve if you are sick or uncomfortable with yourself. You are the investment and YOU ARE WORTH IT.
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