I need help paying for weight loss surgery

by Nicole
(Harlingen, TX, USA)

I am looking for a reliable source to help me cover the cost of the Gastric Sleeve procedure. I meet all the requirements for the procedure however my insurance does not cover any part of it.

I do not have the best credit score cause I just went through credit consolidation. Can anyone give me advice?

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Information about Paying for Weight Loss Surgery
by: Jeffrey Quinlan

Hi Nicole,

First, if you receive insurance through your employer it may be worth it to talk with your HR department about adding bariatric surgery to the plan. Before you do, thoroughly review the Business Reasons to Add Bariatric Surgery to Your Company's Health Insurance Plant (you can also refer your HR representative to that page).

You should also take a look at our Financing Bariatric Surgery page.

It includes several suggestions for paying for weight loss surgery without insurance, many of which you can "mix and match" depending on your situation.

The following pages may also be of interest:

- Unsecured Medical Loans
- Secured Medical Loans
- Free Weight Loss Surgery - Is It Possible? (grants, government assistance and charity care)

Good luck, and please keep us posted by clicking "click here to post comments" below!


Try Care Credit
by: tigerlilly

I'm having the sleeve and I'm one of the lucky ones that my work will take care of it.... but everyone without insurance who I have talked to went thought Care Credit. You can fill out the application online.

Need help
by: Regina

I am in need of help! I have spoken with my dr & she recommends gastric sleeve for me as she had done herself. However my husband has not had stable employment for over a year & I lost my instance coverage. My credit is horrible due to his unemployment so care credit & such is not an option. Are there any options?

hopeful NEW
by: Sheila

I have had weight issues since I was a teen. I have tried every diet there is. I exercise still nothing. I'm a diabetic, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol,. I have depression due to weight. I've tried phen phen, phenterimine you name it. If there is any help I pray you choose me. Thank you.

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