I will be having surgery w/ Dr. Jossart in San Francisco so on. My insurance is covering most of my costs. I was happy to pay whatever extra there was....but I found out he charges $7750 for non-covered fees for insurance patiens. (self-pays don't have this fee) I was told this is for follow-up appointments and group support etc. I explained that I have a bariatric surgeon in my area and will follow up w/ him. I offered to pay for any extra services as they occured....but no dice. I do want to go w/ Dr. Jossart as I believe that costs aside, he is one of, if not the best. However, 7K is a little steep to pay all at one time for me.
I was wondering if anyone was allowed to make payments on this fee ....or have it reduced or waived.
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Preop 267/Post Band 167/ Now 245 Awaiting Approval for Revision 2 RNY