Boston, MA Bariatric Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Bariatric Surgery in Boston costs $38,336 on average when you take the median of the 51 medical providers who perform Bariatric Surgery procedures in Boston, MA. The least expensive Bariatric Surgery in Boston is $8,800 for a Lap Band Surgery while the most expensive Bariatric Surgery list price is $34,400 for a Duodenal Switch. There are 5 different types of Bariatric Surgery provided in Boston, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Boston providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Gastric Sleeve Cost Average $19,100 - $52,500 Free Quote
Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch (SADI) Cost Average $29,200 - $80,200 Free Quote
Gastric Bypass Cost Average $26,700 - $73,200 Free Quote
Duodenal Switch Cost Average $34,400 - $94,600 Free Quote
Lap Band Surgery Cost Average $8,800 - $24,100 Free Quote

Compare Bariatric Surgery Providers in Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites Waltham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Andover Surgery Center Andover Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Rochester Acute Care Hospital
Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center Norwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Lowell General Hospital Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Derry Surgery Center Derry Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Acute Care Hospital
New England Ambulatory Surgicenter Cambridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Boston Acute Care Hospital
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Beverly Hospital Beverly Acute Care Hospital
Saints Medical Center Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
Barrington Surgical Care Barrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Needham Acute Care Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston Acute Care Hospital
Jordan Hospital Plymouth Acute Care Hospital
Exeter Hospital Exeter Acute Care Hospital
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Norwood Hospital Norwood Acute Care Hospital
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Acute Care Hospital
NSMC Union Hospital Lynn Acute Care Hospital
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Carney Hospital Dorchester Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Holy Family Hospital Methuen Acute Care Hospital
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Dana-farber Cancer Institute Boston Acute Care Hospital
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Salem Surgery Center Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Acute Care Hospital
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Surgical Care Newington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northeast Ambulatory Center Stoneham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Quincy Medical Center Quincy Acute Care Hospital
Wentworth-douglass Hospital Dover Acute Care Hospital
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital

Bariatric Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, can help patients lose weight when diets, exercise, and other lifestyle changes have failed. To qualify for bariatric surgery, you must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. If your BMI is between 35 and 40, you may qualify if you have at least one obesity-related health condition, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Common bariatric procedures include gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and lap band surgeries.

Most bariatric surgeries are performed laparoscopically. This means that the surgeon operates through a few small incisions in your stomach instead of one or more larger incisions. Depending on which type of weight loss surgery you get, your surgeon will either remove part of your stomach or divide it into two separate parts. No matter what the steps are, the end result is the same—the amount of food that your stomach can hold will be significantly reduced.

Many weight loss surgeries, especially gastric sleeve and lap band, are performed as outpatient procedures. This means that you’ll typically be able to go home the same day as your surgery. However, some patients may need to stay a night or two in the hospital while their medical team monitors their recovery. Whether you have your surgery as an inpatient or outpatient procedure can affect the price you pay. Other factors that can affect the cost of your surgery include the surgeon you choose, your healthcare facility, and the city in which you have your procedure.

Patient Preparation for Bariatric Surgery

No matter which type of bariatric surgery you choose, you will need to use the weeks or months leading up to your procedure to prepare for your recovery and beyond. For your weight loss surgery to be successful, you will need to commit to making significant healthy lifestyle changes both before and after your procedure. For example, your physician will probably recommend starting a physical activity program and quitting smoking in the weeks before your surgery.

To help ensure that your body is ready for surgery, your doctor may order blood tests, a physical exam, and other diagnostic tests to get a clear picture of your overall health. They may also refer you to a nutritionist and mental health counselor who can help you prepare, both physically and mentally, for your life after bariatric surgery.

Don’t be shy about asking your doctor or surgeon any questions you may have during this time. They will be able to give you advice on how to prepare your home for your recovery, as well as give you an idea of what to expect as you heal from your surgery. With the right preparation before your procedure, you can help set yourself up for healthy weight loss during and after your recovery.

What to Expect During and After Lap Band Surgery

The specifics of your surgery will depend on which bariatric procedure you choose. Usually, weight loss surgeries are performed laparoscopically and take anywhere from one to a few hours. You will be under general anesthesia, so you will be asleep for your procedure and feel no pain. Click here for specifics on what happens during different weight loss surgeries, such as gastric sleeve surgery.

After any bariatric surgery, you will be instructed to follow a strict diet during your recovery. Typically, you will start out with clear liquids and gradually add in more solid foods as your stomach heals. It’s important to follow your doctor’s guidelines for what—and how much—you should eat during your bariatric surgery recovery. Eating too much too soon may cause nausea or stomach pain. Your physician may recommend taking a multivitamin or other supplement during your recovery to ensure that you get all the nutrients you need as you heal.

In the months after your bariatric surgery, you will have a few follow-up visits with your doctor. As you heal during your recovery, they will guide you in making healthy lifestyle changes, such as sticking to a nutrient-rich diet and exercising regularly. These changes will aid in your weight loss and help you manage any obesity-related health conditions.

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