I have an exclusion to bariatric/weight loss coverage under my health insurance. SOOOO I am self pay no matter where I go. I initially am considering surgery through Dr. Umbach in Las Vegas. However Banner Gateway in Phoenix area is giving me a price, but it is a too good to be true price. So I think that there are some things that they are not telling me, or there will be hidden fees somewhere. One of which I believe is the hospital stay. Can anyone tell me their experience with Banner Gateway? The price they are giving me is ridiculously low for a US surgery. A total $7950???
Have they told you what the $7950 covers? I am also self pay because of exclusion w/ my health insurance. I'm having my surgery July 11th @ Scottsdale Healthcare. Here is a fee schedule that they gave me (laparoscopic bypass):
Physician Professional Fees (Post op visits @ no charge for 90 days) - $2180 plus $350 for psych visitSurgical Assist Fees - $2180
Facility Fee (hospital) -$14,500 (2 nights in hospital)
The price they gave you does seem too good to be true. I'd ask them what the fees I listed cost. Good luck!
Thanks for the reply, I appreciate your openness with your costs. I had left a message but I've got no response in over a week. I think it is missing some fees. I have ultimately decided to go with Dr. Umbach near Las Vegas. And your numbers confirm that for me.
I am sure that the hospital fees are going to be the kicker in the price that they gave me, and when I asked during the phone call and she was unable to give me that information, wasn't sure what the cost at the hospital would be or what was included. I think that if I am self paying - that is an important number and it should be as accurate as possible. Your numbers are getting up there in the range that I was figuring for gastric sleeve in Arizona. I was initially scheduled for July 11th also with Dr. Umbach, but I have had some tummy troubles and I think it would be appropriate to find out what is going on there before surgery. So I am having a upper and lower GI thingy done on July 8th instead I'm hoping it is not a big deal and I can still have surgery the beginning of August. Good Luck to you! I'm sure you are very excited.
Hi, best of luck to you. I am doing mine thru True Results - my ins also has a no gastric clause but they quoted me a fee of $6000. for Lap Band and that covers everything, including a year of fills and adjustments. I didn't see any other comments about them yet but I just joined.