Some Clinics Offer Financing
I had VBG back in 1992 and am researching the possibility of a revision. I had insurance in 1992 but do not now. The cash pay price for a RNY revision is $25,000 and is all inclusive (surgeon, hospital, labs, x-ray and after care.) If I decide to have another procedure, I will pay it all.
I have noticed that many clinics (including mine) have financing options available. I know it's a lot of money, but it would be about like a small new car payment if this is your first procedure - which runs about $13,000-15,000 here. I think you have to really research this option and decide if it will save your life. I have postponed my own decision and am going to give the old diet & exercise routine another shot. Now that my health is failing, maybe I will be more motivated to actually succeed. If I don't, I will gladly pay for the procedure.