For many people, bariatric surgery is affordable because it is covered by their health insurance plan. People who do not have insurance coverage for bariatric surgery must pay for it on their own. This is called self-pay or cash-pay.
Cynthia, a gastric bypass patient featured in Real Patients’ Stories, paid for her own surgery and considered it a critical investment in her health.
Whether you have health insurance or opt for self-pay, you will need to prepare detailed written documentation. From diet history to co-morbid conditions, this information will come in handy.