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Gastric bypass

Gastric bypass surgery is an aggressive surgery meant to facilitate significant weight loss.

Gastric Bypass Cost

Anesthesia fees, hospital fees, the surgeon's fee, x-rays, and pre-op and post-op testing, can run the bill up to somewhere from $18,000 to $35,000. The initial surgery often qualifies for partial or full coverage by health insurance companies, which can be verified by regional Medicare and Medicaid offices.

The cost is likely to increase with the addition of post-surgery necessities like exercise and diet counseling, diet supplements, and additional surgeries required to remove or lift excess skin. Ultimately, all these factors vary based on the geography of the hospital where the surgery is performed.

How to get gastric bypass: Stock up on aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamin E in preparation for surgery.