Lap-Band Cost

LAP-BAND Surgery Cost in 2018 – Starts at $3,500

The average cost of LAP-BAND surgery is about $3,500 with insurance and $15,000 without insurance. Your final out-of-pocket costs depend on:

  • Which hospital and surgeon you choose
  • Your specific insurance plan and benefits
  • Whether you receive special discounts
  • If you need financing
  • Taking advantage of your tax savings

Read the sections below for everything you need to know about the cost of LAP-BAND® surgery.

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01.

Cost With Insurance

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • The Lap-Band costs $3,500 on average, depending on your insurance plan

See your country below for Lap-Band insurance information:

1.  United States: Covered If Your Plan Includes Bariatric Surgery

In the U.S., Lap-Band is covered under any plan that includes weight loss surgery.

Use our Check My Insurance Tool to find out if it’s covered by your plan:

Click Here to Check Your Insurance

How Do You Know If Your Insurance Includes Weight Loss Surgery?

It depends on where you get your insurance:

  • Individual/Family Plans & Small Group Plans (under 50 employees) – The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires bariatric surgery coverage in many states.
  • Large Group Plans (50+ employees) – Your company decides whether weight loss surgery is covered. Talk with your HR department or contact your insurance company to find out if it’s covered.
  • Medicare & Medicaid – Medicare and Medicaid both cover Lap-Band surgery, but not all surgeons accept them.

Use the Check My Insurance Tool at the top of this section to find out if your plan includes weight loss surgery.

If Your Policy Covers It: Ask for a Free Insurance Check

Many surgeons offer a free insurance check. They have a staff that is experienced at working with insurance companies.

Rather than figuring it out on our own, talk with a surgeon’s office about doing the legwork for you.

Contact a top surgeon for a free insurance check.

Following are average Lap-Band costs after insurance pays, depending on plan type:

  • HMO: $1,475
  • PPO: $2,542
  • POS: $2,270
  • High-Deductible Health Plan: $1,901

See below for assumptions:

  • No money has been paid towards your calendar year deductible for other services
  • Calculations made using special formulas that take into account the average plan designs from Kaiser Family Foundation’s Annual Employer Health Benefits Survey (3)

Your final out of pocket cost after insurance depends on several factors, including:

Discounts Negotiated By Your Insurance Company

Insurance companies often have pre-negotiated rates for doctors and hospitals in their network. They may also try to negotiate deeper discounts on top of any negotiated rates.

Calendar Year Deductible Level

You must pay all medical costs until you reach your calendar year deductible amount. Some expenses, like copayments and prescriptions, do not count towards your deductible. Prescriptions may have their own Calendar Year Deductible.

After you reach the deductible, you share the cost with the insurance company. The amount you share depends on your Coinsurance percentage (see below).

Deductibles reset on January 1st. As a result, many weight loss surgery patients “rush” to get a surgery date before the end of each year.

Remaining Calendar Year Deductible Amount

The amount of money you still owe towards your deductible.

Hospital Copay

The amount you will pay for each hospitalization (including weight loss surgery). Does not count towards reaching the Calendar Year Deductible.

Hospital Coinsurance

The percentage of the total bill you are required to pay after you have “paid off” your Calendar Year Deductible.

Out of Pocket Maximum

This is the most you will have to pay through deductible and coinsurance before your plan pays 100%. You will still be responsible for copayments, such as:

  • Office visits
  • Hospital copays
  • Prescription drugs

Total Year-to-Date Coinsurance Paid

The total amount of coinsurance you have paid so far this calendar year. This is needed to determine whether your weight loss procedure will cause you to reach your annual out of pocket maximum.

If Your Policy Does NOT Cover It: Seek Partial Coverage

You may be able to get part of the costs paid for by insurance even if weight loss surgery isn’t covered. It’s all about how your doctor and hospital submit your claims to your insurance company.

For example, there are many non-bariatric surgery reasons for your doctor to recommend:

  • Cardiology exam
  • Lab work
  • Medically supervised diet program
  • Psychological exam
  • Sleep study

These are ordered for many reasons other than bariatric surgery and may be covered as a result. If your doctor submits one of these claims using a weight loss surgery CPT code (Current Procedural Terminology Code), your insurance is unlikely to cover it. But if your doctor uses a general CPT code, it probably will be covered.

While this may sound “sneaky”, it is an ethical practice. After all, these tests will be beneficial regardless of whether you move forward with surgery.

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The U.S. Insurance Approval Process

The entire Lap-Band insurance approval process takes between 1 and 12 months. The typical approval process usually happens in these steps:

  1. Your body mass index (BMI) requirements are confirmed by your physician:
    • BMI over 40 –OR–
    • BMI over 35 with one or more of the following:
      • Clinically significant obstructive sleep apnea
      • Coronary heart disease
      • Medically refractory hypertension
      • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
      • Other obesity-related health issues
  2. Complete 3 to 7 consecutive months of a medically supervised diet program.
  3. Schedule a consultation with your bariatric surgeon.
  4. Schedule a consultation with your primary care physician to get a medical clearance letter.
  5. Schedule a psychiatric evaluation to get a mental health clearance letter.
  6. Schedule a nutritional evaluation from a Registered Dietitian.
  7. Send the following to your insurance company:
    • All the above documentation
    • Detailed history of your obesity-related health problems
    • Difficulties and treatment attempts
  8. The review process usually happens in under one month.
  9. Insurance company sends approval or denial letter:
    • If approved, your surgeon’s bariatric coordinator will contact you for scheduling.
    • If denied, you can choose to appeal the denial.

Your bariatric surgeon’s office will do most of this legwork for you. They may even have all the required people on staff (registered dietitian, psychiatrist, bariatric coordinator, etc.).

Click here to access the weight loss surgeon directory to get started. Most offices will check your insurance for free to confirm coverage criteria.

For more information about Lap-Band insurance, see our Bariatric Surgery Insurance Patient Guide.

Disability Insurance During Recovery

Your employer decides whether to offer Disability insurance (DI). You can continue coverage as an individual if you leave the company.

DI pays you a percentage of your monthly income if you are unable to work. Short term disability insurance (STD) usually pays 66 2/3 of your salary for the first 90 or 180 days of your recovery.

Disability insurance usually includes pre-existing conditions limitations. The best way around this is to sign up during the initial enrollment period (when you’re hired). They might not allow you to enroll at any other time. You then need to stay enrolled for the entire “pre-existing conditions exclusionary period,” which lasts between 6 and 12 months. Call your insurance company, talk with HR, or review your plan documents for details.

2. Canada: Covered, But Long Wait Times

Click here for Canada insurance information

Jurisdictional Health Care in several provinces cover Lap-Band surgery, including:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

If you want insurance to pay, wait times can be very long, ranging from 2 years to over 10 years.

If you don’t want to wait, you have two options:

  1. Insurance may pay for surgery outside of your province. But most provinces will not cover any expenses other than the surgery itself.
  2. Finance bariatric surgery on your own and receive treatment in a private facility.

Most weight loss surgery patients in Canada take the self-pay option. Private-pay clinics perform two-thirds of all weight loss surgeries in Canada (4).

See our Weight Loss Surgery in Canada Patient Guide for more information.

Click here to find a private-pay clinic in Canada or the United States.

3. Australia: Covered by Medicare & Private Insurance

Click here for Australia insurance information

The cost of Lap-Band surgery in Australia averages $23,100 AUD before Medicare rebates and insurance.

Australian Medicare will pay for part of Lap-Band surgery as follows:

  • Apply a set rate to your procedure that is much lower than the actual costs
  • Pays 75% of that set rate

But the rebate amount will still leave the majority of costs up to you and your private insurance.

For example:

  • If the total procedure costs = $10,000
  • And Medicare’s set rate is $850
  • Then Medicare will pay $637.50 of the total bill ($850 X 0.75)
  • You and your private insurance will be responsible for the balance

To get the current reimbursement levels for Lap-Band:

  1. Click here to access the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) database
  2. Type in Lap-Band Item Number 31569

Private insurance in Australia covers bariatric surgery, but you will need to wait at least 12 months after joining a health fund. After insurance and Medicare pay their part, you will need to pay between $1,700 and $5,300.

Contact your health fund directly for costs and coverage information. Provide them with the same Lap-Band Medicare Item Number: 31575.

Click here for a full list of Australian health funds and their contact information.

Click here to find a top bariatric surgeon in Australia or review our Australia Patient Guide.

02.

Cost Without Insurance

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • Total without insurance is $15,000, on average
  • If you take out a medical loan for your Lap-Band, your loan payment will be $334 a month, on average
  • There are discounts & tax savings usually available

If you don’t have insurance and ask a surgeon for a Lap-Band quote, you will get one of 3 responses:

  • No Self-Pay Option – Some practices only work with patients who have insurance.
  • Partial Quote – Some practices only quote the the surgeon’s and surgeon assistant’s fees. They don’t know the cost of services that are not under their direct control, like hospital fees. Most of these surgeons can provide phone numbers for you to conduct that cost research on your own.
  • All-Inclusive Packages – Many practices quote an an up-front, all-inclusive cost. If any costs are not included in the package, they should outline those as well. These programs often include between 3 and 13 months of follow up visits in their packaged price.

Click here to find a top surgeon to ask for a self-pay quote

1. How to Get Weight Loss Surgery Insurance in the U.S.

There are 2 ways to get Lap-Band surgery insurance if you don’t already have it:

  • The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) requires insurance companies to include weight loss surgery coverage in some states. You may be able to sign up for one of these plans. See our Obamacare page for more information.
  • Convince your company to add it to your plan. If you work for a company with 50 or more employees, they decide if your plan includes bariatric surgery. There are many good business reasons for adding it that they may respond well to. Click here for information to share with your HR department.

2. Discounts: 6 Discounts to Ask Your Surgeon About

Talk with your surgeon about whether any of these discounts are available:

  • Self-Pay Discounts. Most surgeons offer self-pay discounts or payment plans. Just ask!
  • Other Discounts. Some offer discounts if you pay the total amount in advance.
  • Same Surgeon, Different Hospitals. Some surgeons operate at more than one hospital. Hospital costs make up the biggest part of the bill, so find out if your surgeon has a choice.
  • Pre-Op Costs. Some surgeons include pre-op costs in their quoted fees. Pre-op costs include things like testing and office visits.
  • Complications. should they arise, may increase total costs. Ask your surgeon who will pay if a complication arises during surgery. Some surgeons will include the cost of any complications in their quote while others will charge extra.
  • Health Insurance That Does Not Include Bariatric Surgery. You may still get insurance to pay for some costs that could be applied to covered treatments. For example, lab work is needed for many reasons outside of bariatric surgery. Your surgeon can help you find the loopholes in your plan.
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03.

Cost Without Insurance – By Location

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • United States: $15,595 USD
  • Canada: $17,840 CAD
  • Australia: $3,415 AUD
  • United Kingdom: £5,075
  • International (Medical Travel): $5,800 USD

The cost of Lap-Band surgery depends on where it is performed and:

  • Cost of living in the area
  • Local competition (how many surgeons)
  • Local Medicare and Medicaid populations
  • For-profit or non-profit status of the hospital used

Click below for region-specific Lap-Band cost information.

For a specific price in your location, click here to contact a surgeon and ask for a free quote.

1. United States: $15,595

State averages are between $10,000 and $34,000 (U.S. dollars), but the overall U.S. gastric banding average cost is $15,595. Following is the average cost of lap band surgery for each state according to our annual surgeon survey.

Click here to ask for a free cost quote from a surgeon in your area.

Following is the average cost of lap band surgery for each state according to our annual surgeon survey…

Region Average Cost
ALABAMA $14,320
ALABAMA surgeons surveyed are located in Birmingham, Decatur, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa
ALASKA $33,587
ALASKA surgeons surveyed are located in Anchorage
ARIZONA $13,914
ARIZONA surgeons surveyed are located in Flagstaff, Mesa, Phoenix, Prescott, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson
ARKANSAS $14,131
ARKANSAS surgeons surveyed are located in El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Pine Bluff
CALIFORNIA $15,826
Poway, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Barbara
COLORADO $10,745
COLORADO surgeons surveyed are located in Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins
CONNECTICUT $18,004
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DELAWARE $12,404
DELAWARE surgeons surveyed are located in Dover, Newark and Wilmington
FLORIDA $13,385
Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beac
GEORGIA $15,322
GEORGIA surgeons surveyed are located in Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Decatur, Macon, Marietta and Savannah
HAWAII $20,396
HAWAII surgeons surveyed are located in Aiea, Kailua-Kona, Honolulu and Wailuku
IDAHO $11,295
IDAHO surgeons surveyed are located in Boise, Meridian, Montpelier, Nampa, Pocatello and Post Falls
ILLINOIS $15,337
ILLINOIS surgeons surveyed are located in Chicago, Champaign, Decatur, Naperville, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield
INDIANA $16,536
INDIANA surgeons surveyed are located in Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis and South Bend
IOWA $17,482
IOWA surgeons surveyed are located in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines and Iowa City
KANSAS $13,384
KANSAS surgeons surveyed are located in Topeka, Lenexa, Wichita, Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City
KENTUCKY $14,293
KENTUCKY surgeons surveyed are located in Lexington, Louisville and other towns.
LOUISIANA $13,291
LOUISIANA surgeons surveyed are located in Alexandria, New Orleans, Shreveport and other towns
MAINE $21,188
MAINE surgeons surveyed are located in Augusta, Bangor, Portland and other towns
MARYLAND $18,871
MARYLAND surgeons surveyed are located in Baltimore, Salisbury and other towns
MASSACHUSETTS $16,959
MASSACHUSETTS surgeons surveyed are located in Boston, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and other towns.
MICHIGAN $15,661
MICHIGAN surgeons surveyed are located in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and other towns.
MINNESOTA $21,640
MINNESOTA surgeons surveyed are located in Minneapolis / St. Paul, Rochester and other towns
MISSISSIPPI $13,130
MISSISSIPPI surgeons surveyed are located in Jackson, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Tupelo and other towns.
MISSOURI $16,167
MISSOURI surgeons surveyed are located in Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis and other towns
MONTANA $18,064
MONTANA surgeons surveyed are located in Billings, Bozeman, Helena and other towns
NEBRASKA $15,450
NEBRASKA surgeons surveyed are located in Lincoln, Omaha and other towns
NEVADA $14,143
NEVADA surgeons surveyed are located in Henderson, Las Vegas and Reno Areas
NEW HAMPSHIRE $20,088
NEW HAMPSHIRE surgeons surveyed are located in Manchester, Nashua and other towns
NEW JERSEY $12,448
NEW JERSEY surgeons surveyed are located in Newark, Trenton and Other Areas
NEW MEXICO $14,674
NEW MEXICO surgeons surveyed are located in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Other Areas
NEW YORK $19,557
NEW YORK surgeons surveyed are located in Albany, Buffalo, New York City / Manhattan, Rochester, Watertown and Other Areas
NORTH CAROLINA $17,399
Wilmington, Winston-Salem and Other Areas
NORTH DAKOTA $18,975
NORTH DAKOTA surgeons surveyed are located in Bismarck and Grand Forks
OHIO $16,209
OHIO surgeons surveyed are located in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Other Areas
OKLAHOMA $11,350
OKLAHOMA surgeons surveyed are located in Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Other Areas
OREGON $18,689
and Coos Ba
PENNSYLVANIA $16,991
Area
SOUTH CAROLINA $12,397
Area
SOUTH DAKOTA $13,493
SOUTH DAKOTA surgeons surveyed are located in Dakota Dunes, Rapid City and Sioux Falls
TENNESSEE $14,163
TENNESSEE surgeons surveyed are located in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville
TEXAS $10,558
Antonio

UTAH $13,335
UTAH surgeons surveyed are located in Provo, Salt Lake City and St. George
VERMONT $12,245
VERMONT surgeons surveyed are located in Burlington, Montpelier and Springfield
VIRGINIA $18,452
Towns

WASHINGTON $16,179
WASHINGTON surgeons surveyed are located in Everett, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Other Areas
WASHINGTON DC $12,790
WEST VIRGINIA $16,586
WEST VIRGINIA surgeons surveyed are located in Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown and Vienna
WISCONSIN $17,204
WISCONSIN surgeons surveyed are located in Eu Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee and Other Areas
WYOMING $12,134
WYOMING surgeons surveyed are located in Afton, Cheyenne and Riverton

2. Canada: $17,840 CAD

Below were the results of our Self-Pay Lap Band Cost Survey for each province.

Click here to ask for a free cost quote from a surgeon in your area.

Following were the results of our Self-Pay Lap Band Cost Survey for each province…

Region Average Cost
BRITISH COLUMBIA $16,690
QUEBEC $19,031

If you have insurance and are willing to wait between 2 and 15 years to have your surgery (depending on the facility), lap band surgery is covered in the following provinces: Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec.

3. Australia: $3,415.00 AUD

Below are the results from our Australian Lap-Band Cost Survey.

Click here to ask for a free cost quote from a surgeon in your area.

The following are results from our Lap-band cost survey:

Tap here to see average costs by territory

Region Average Cost
NEW SOUTH WALES $4,821
NEW SOUTH WALES surgeons surveyed are located in Sydney
QUEENSLAND $4,568
QUEENSLAND surgeons surveyed are located in Brisbane and Gold Coast
SOUTH AUSTRALIA $2,961
SOUTH AUSTRALIA surgeons surveyed are located in Adelaide and Barossa Valley
TASMANIA $1,726
TASMANIA surgeons surveyed are located in Hobart
VICTORIA $4,191
VICTORIA surgeons surveyed are located in Melbourne
WESTERN AUSTRALIA $2,233
WESTERN AUSTRALIA surgeons surveyed are located in Perth

4. United Kingdom: £5,074.92

Click here to ask for a free cost quote from a surgeon in your area.

5. International (Medical Travel): $5,825 USD (lowest)

Following are average Lap-Band costs by country (in U.S. Dollars for comparison purposes):

  • Costa Rica – $9,250
  • India – $9,265
  • Mexico – $6,101
  • Thailand – $11,852

Click here for an in-depth review of medical travel for Lap-Band surgery.

04.

Cost Vs. Remaining Obese

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • If you have surgery, you will save ~ $11,000 per year after year 2, post-surgery

At a total average cost of $15,000, Lap-Band surgery is expensive. But it’s not as expensive as the medical costs of obesity.

Starting 13 months after surgery, patients without insurance save about $900 per month (1). That’s almost $11,000 saved per year. Fewer prescription drugs alone save patients $3,000 or more per year(2).

In other words, about 1 year and 9 months after surgery you will “break even” and start saving $11,000 per year.

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05.

Cost Breakdown

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • 4 Types of Costs associated with surgery:
  • 1. Pre-Op (before surgery)
  • 2. Standard costs during surgery
  • 3. Non-standard costs during surgery
  • 4. Post-Op (after surgery)

Pre-Op (Costs Before Surgery)

  • Physician-supervised weight loss program (required)
  • Dietitian/nutritionist consultations
  • Psychologist (mental health clearance)
  • Cardiologist (heart health clearance)
  • Lab/blood work, echocardiogram (also known as an “ECG” or “EKG”) and/or X-Ray fees
  • Surgeon consultation fees
  • Sleep study

Standard Costs During Surgery

  • Hospital fees
  • Surgeon fees
  • Surgical assistant fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room fees
  • Device costs

Non-Standard Costs During Surgery

  • Pathologist fees (for reviewing biopsies, if necessary)
  • Radiologist fees (for reviewing x-rays, if necessary)

Post-Op (Costs After Surgery)

  • Addressing any complications
  • Follow-up doctor visits
  • Bariatric vitamins
  • Extra food costs (healthier food tends to cost more)
  • Personal trainer and/or gym membership
  • New clothes (wait to go crazy with this until you reach your plateau weight)
  • Plastic surgery to remove sagging skin (more on this in the Downsides section below)
06.

Cost Vs. Other Procedures

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • If you have insurance, Lap-Band surgery is tied for lowest cost of covered weight loss surgeries
  • If you don’t have medical insurance, Lap-Band is the 6th lowest-cost procedure out of 7

Lap-Band surgery is tied for the lowest-cost procedure if your insurance covers weight loss surgery. If your insurance does not cover it, it has the 3rd lowest average total cost.

Tap Here to Compare Lap-Band Cost to Other Procedures
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07.

Financing Options

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • 7 ways to make your surgery more affordable

Lap-Band financing financing is available almost everywhere. It helps pay for:

  • The entire cost of surgery
  • The part that insurance doesn’t cover, like deductibles, copays, or coinsurance

Financing options to make Lap-Band surgery more affordable include:

  1. Payment Plan Through a Qualified Surgeon
  2. Brokers, Direct Lenders, and Credit Cards (Unsecured Medical Loans)
  3. Friends & Family
  4. Secured Medical Loans
  5. Retirement Plan Loans
  6. Permanent Life Insurance Loans
  7. Medical travel – having surgery in a location that is less expensive than where you live
08.

Tax Write-Offs

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • Your weight loss surgery may be tax deductible
  • You can use a tax-favored savings accounts help offset costs

See your country below to find out if tax savings are available:

1. United States: Might Be Deductible, Special Tax-Favored Accounts Available

Lap-Band surgery is tax deductible, which can have a big impact on the total cost of surgery.

You can deduct medical expenses if the costs are more than 10% of your adjusted gross income.

To receive the deductions, you’ll need to complete Schedule A of the IRS Form 1040. You’ll also need to save your medical bills and payment statements as proof.

Money in special savings accounts (or even your IRA) may also be a way to pay for part of surgery tax-free:

Health Savings Account (HSA)

You can open an HSA alongside a “qualified high deductible” health plan. Tax-free HSA money can be used pay for qualified medical expenses. No other account receives better tax treatment. You can even transfer IRA money into an HSA. See the IRS’s Site for more info.

Archer Medical Savings Account (Archer MSA)

Archer MSAs are like HSAs for the self-employed or small businesses. Click here for details.

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

HRAs are only offered by employers who set them up and contribute money to them. If your company offers one, make sure your plan allows the use of HRA funds to pay for “all qualified medical expenses.” Click here for more info.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Both employers and employees can contribute to an FSA, also known by its IRS code, “Section 125”. Money from them can be taken out tax-free if it is used for qualified medical expenses. Click here to get the summary from the IRS.

2. Canada: Is Deductible

Click here for Canada tax information

Canada is generous compared to other countries when it comes to medical tax deductions. If you have a prescription, receipt, or other documentation, you can write them off.

If surgery is covered by your insurance, you can still deduct your:

  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Monthly insurance premium

If your income is below a certain amount, you may qualify for a tax credit called the refundable medical expense supplement.

3. Australia: Might Be Deductible

Click here for Australia tax information

You can write off your bariatric surgery expenses if the costs are over the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) threshold.

According to the ATO:

“To claim the net medical expenses tax offset in your tax return, you will need to know the total medical expenses you incurred for yourself and your dependants. You then deduct any refunds from Medicare, your health fund or any other reimbursements that relate to those expenses received during the financial year.”

Click here for updated Medicare Benefit Tax Statement information from the Department of Human Services.

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09.

Patient Community & Expert Advice

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • You can “Ask the Expert”
  • You can read about other patients’ experiences with the Lap-Band

We would love to read your experiences with paying for Lap-Band surgery. Your insights are invaluable to making sure other people have the information they need to meet their goals.

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Free Insurance Check & Cost Quote

SECTION SUMMARY:

  • You can ask a local bariatric practice for a free insurance check or cost quote
  • You can attend a free in-person seminar or an online webinar offered by a local weight loss surgeon
  • You should schedule a phone or in-person consultation (both often free), if you are interested in learning more about weight loss surgery

Surgeons and their staffs are experts in all steps of the bariatric surgery process, including financing and insurance. Take advantage of their knowledge by contacting a local surgeon today.

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