I just got an email from my dr.'s office letting me know that self pay to have my band removed is going to be $19,000. That sounds like more than I paid to get the thing put in...That was back in 2008, so I don't really remember the exact amount, but I don't think it was quite that much.
Why did I get this stupid thing knowing my insurance wouldn't cover any of it? Stupid, yes, I know!
I self paid for an outpatient Realize Band 10 yeaso ago -- 12,000 that included everything pre-op and 4 months of fills.
Now, self pay price for a VSG is around 18,000 and the self pay price to do a band removal, hernia repair and VSG revision is 23,500.
Fortunately, my current insurance is covering the surgeries