How much does bariatric surgery cost?

The best way to determine if you have coverage for weight loss surgery is to speak with one of the insurance specialists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. For this, please call 310.577.5540 or schedule a visit to our office.

Once you have provided basic health and insurance information, our team can help you determine if your surgery will be covered. Our office staff also has experience dealing with insurance denials if you need assistance with an appeal.

Weight Loss Procedure TypeAverage Estimated Cost
Gastric Sleeve Surgery $15,000
Gastric Bypass Surgery $23,000
Lap Band Surgery $14,500
ORBERA Procedure $7,000

How your facility and surgeon impact costs

Choosing the right hospital and the right surgeon to perform your weight loss surgery will not only impact the quality of your weight loss results, but it can impact your pocketbook as well. Selecting a surgeon and hospital, which are contracted with your insurance company or are in-network, may result in a lower out-of-pocket cost.

While the patient is often responsible for some portion of the total cost of most healthcare services, these costs are generally lower if the surgeon and hospital are contracted with the patient’s insurance company. The dedicated team at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey can also help you calculate your out-of-pocket expenses (if any) so that you can make an informed decision.

Self-pay options in Los Angeles

For patients who do not have insurance coverage for bariatric surgery or who do not meet the criteria, there are other low-cost financing options available.

There are companies that specialize in funding weight loss surgery.

For patients who qualify, some of these companies offer:

  • reasonable monthly payments
  • payments spread out over several years
  • low financing rates or no interest for 12 months
  • special promotional financing

These financing programs can also be used to finance the patient’s out-of-pocket expenses or other costs involved in surgery, even if the procedure is covered by their insurance.

Guidance and support

Learning about insurance coverage and financing can be tricky, but you shouldn’t let it stop you! In order to successfully navigate the insurance process and make sure that your surgery is approved as quickly as possible, we understand you’ll need help. The knowledgeable and experienced insurance specialists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Weight Loss can assist you every step of the way, answering any questions you have and making sure you fulfill the requirements of your specific insurance plan. 

Disclaimer: We do not assume responsibility for the use of the provided information or its interpretation. Our efforts are towards providing current and reliable information; however these should not be considered, or used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment.