An Explanation Of The Cost Of Gastric Bypass Surgery
The cost of gastric bypass surgery and
other bariatric surgical procedures are high averaging between
$20,000 and $35,000. Many insurance companies are beginning to
see obesity as a serious health disorder, however, and have
begun to cover some of the cost of gastric bypass surgery.
Insurance companies will only cover the cost of gastric bypass
surgery if the candidate is qualified. A qualified candidate is
firstly at least 100 pounds overweight and has demonstrated in
the past a serious effort to control their weight through
lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. Candidates must have
been obese for at least 5 years prior to the surgery, not have a
history of alcohol abuse, and not have depression or other
serious psychiatric disorders.
After surgery, there are other things to consider when factoring
in the cost of gastric bypass surgery. A new lifestyle
commitment will include a membership to the gym, a healthy
choice diet, a wardrobe that may have to be replaced on a
continual basis for a year, even transportation and furniture.
Beyond the material cost, there is also a physical and emotional
cost. Gastric bypass surgery permanently changes your digestive
system making it impossible to eat certain foods or combinations
of foods. You will also have to make a commitment to exercise
regularly and avoid high-sugar and high-fat foods that may hurt
your system. Emotionally, an adjustment will have to be made as
you adapt to your new lifestyle and continually changing body.
People important to you may also treat you differently after
weight loss, which can cause stress and conflict. Any surgery is
serious and a surgery to promote weight loss should only be
undertaken when all other avenues have been explored.
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