No insurance for weight loss surgery

Summerjoe
on 1/28/21 6:39 am

Hello. My situation is that I do not have insurance coverage for weight loss surgery which I desperately need. I have credit cards that I could use but the interest would be through the roof and I learned my lesson the hard way when it comes to that. I know I cannot get a loan through my bank at this point. Has anyone else been in this same situation and if so, were you able to find a way for reasonable financing some how?

hollykim
on 1/28/21 10:55 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On January 28, 2021 at 2:39 PM Pacific Time, Summerjoe wrote:

Hello. My situation is that I do not have insurance coverage for weight loss surgery which I desperately need. I have credit cards that I could use but the interest would be through the roof and I learned my lesson the hard way when it comes to that. I know I cannot get a loan through my bank at this point. Has anyone else been in this same situation and if so, were you able to find a way for reasonable financing some how?

I was in your position and had my surgeries in Mexico, at a huge fraction of the cost in the US.

Some groups there offer a payment plan with a down payment.

Many ppl travel worldwide for affordable surgical options. Google " medical tourism". Heart surgeries and orthopedic surgeries along with WLS are done there.

 


          

 

Summerjoe
on 2/1/21 8:13 am

Thank you for responding. I'll check out medical tourism and will look locally for a surgeon that might take payments as I prefer not to travel but I will if I have to!

Lina_Ando
on 1/29/21 12:01 pm

I wish I had some information to provide, but I have is well wishes that you find what you are looking for!

Summerjoe
on 2/1/21 8:13 am

Thank you for your well wishes!

TJFox
on 2/3/21 6:31 am

Hi Summerjoe,

In my research before surgery I found that several centers close to me work with patient credit care programs . I can't remember the names of the programs but if you call your local bariatric centers they should know of the details. Good luck!

Summerjoe
on 2/10/21 5:54 am

Thank you for the information.

Findurpeace
on 2/10/21 9:10 am

You can do It without surgery. You just have to take it one day at a time. It will take longer, but the results will last longer. Just walk on a consistent basis and eat healthier meals, 3x a day. if you cant cook meals make them in advance. It is a lot for surgery and you shouldn't have to go into debt if it something that you can prevent. try it for a couple of months and see how it works out. and drink LOTS of water.

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