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Gastric Balloon is a clinically accepted tool for reducing excess weight. Clinical trials have shown that it is more successful than conventional diets or weight loss programs.
Currently approved balloons are placed via the esophagus using endoscopy. This can be done in an outpatient setting under sedation. Once in place the balloon is filled with saline and remains as a free floating object in the stomach cavity, too big to pass through the pylorus.
Intragastric Balloon Costs
On average, the cost of the gastric balloon procedure is approximately $8,150. This costs can vary widely and may not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. A surgeon's cost for the surgery will also vary based on their experience, the type of procedure used, as well as geographic office location.
Intragastric Balloon and Insurance Coverage
Health insurance plans may cover intragastric balloon surgery, or at least a portion of it. However your surgeon or clinic may need to obtain authorization from your insurer for the surgery and may require also require further submissions to qualify. Once an authorization is obtained, you will be able to schedule your surgery. You will be responsible for any co-pays or deductible required by your insurer.
Surgical weight loss procedures can be expensive, but when you consider how much you have spent on traditional diets, the hidden costs of being overweight (plus-sized clothing, prescription medications, time off work for weight-related health issues) and just not being the best you, the benefits of a long-term solution become more obvious. Intragastric balloon surgery is a one-time investment in the rest of your life.
If your health plan does not cover the full costs, you may decide to pay for the surgery yourself. This is where we can come in - Credit Medical can provide you with the credit you deserve to lead a healthier life and be the best you.