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Without insurance how much money does bariatric surgery cost in the u.S.?

Without insurance how much money does bariatric surgery cost in the u.S.?

Cost of Surgery: The out of pocket cost of bariatric surgery in the us for an individual varies tremendously. The factors that affect cost include the type of operation (band, bypass, sleeve), where the operation is done (hospital vs surgery center), and who does the operation. Bottom line, $13k to $30k as a ballpark figure. Shopping for the cheapest is a bad idea. Look for the best surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more


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What is the cost of Accutane without insurance?

Around $500/month: Depending on your area and what pharmacy you use, you should expect to pay somewhere around $500 a month for Isotretinoin (generic of accutane). ...Read more

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How much would eye exam cost without insurance coverage?

How much would eye exam cost without insurance coverage?

Varies: While there are rules of thumb for the basic cost, you can generally negotiate with your ophthalmologist about how much you would have to pay. Cash helps get the cost lower; the results of the examination generally are too important not to ignore a problem if that is the reason for the examination. ...Read more

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Does medical insurance cover any type of plastic surgey?

Does medical insurance cover any type of plastic surgey?

Of course: Insurance makes a distinction between cosmetic surgery and reconstruction. They will cover the latter but rarely cosmetic. For instance they will cover the reconstruction which is largely cosmetic, for women who lose a breast from cancer. They will cover injuries, and congenital anomalies which might require plastic surgical reconstruction. ...Read more

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What is the financial cost of chin augmentation cosmetic surgery?

What is the financial cost of chin augmentation cosmetic surgery?

Varies.: Depends on the practice and geography etc. Average costs probably will range between $3-$5000. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cost of CT scan without health insurance? Any options for me?

Cost of CT scan without health insurance? Any options for me?

Depending: Depending on the type of ct scan ordered, they can cost several thousand dollars. But the costs vary widely from place to place, so it would be good to shop around your area and ask each site what they charge for the scan you are considering. You would typically have 2 separate bills: one for the scan itself and a separate bill for the interpretation. The interpretation bill is much smaller. ...Read more

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Can my insurance cover the cost of questions ?

Can my insurance cover the cost of  questions ?

No: True insurance is to help cover the costs of things that are unexpected or expensive. Healthtap is free to the entire world. It has premium services that very low in cost, so nobody on healthtap needs to think about insurance coverage for healthtap questions. Everyone in america must have health insurance, but that is for doctor visits, lab tests, x-rays, drugs, hospitals, E.R.'s, etc... ...Read more

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How much would the average Chest/abdominal/pelvic MRI cost withOUT insurance?

How much would the average Chest/abdominal/pelvic MRI cost withOUT insurance?

Price Shop.: MRIs are approximately $1000 per body part or more. So chest, abdomen, and pelvis may cost over $3000! However you can price shop in your area using saveonmedical.com or healthcarebluebook.com. Call each imaging center and tell them you are looking for best price. You may be able to lower cost to $1500 total. Get a firm written quote for the MRIs BEFORE scheduling your appointment. ...Read more

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Does surgery cost depend on the number of teeth removed?

Does surgery cost depend on the number of teeth removed?

Yes.: The fee for oral surgery is based on how many teeth are removed and what level of difficulty is involved in removal of the teeth. ...Read more

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Medical insurance : how to cover cost of ER visits but don't have medical insurance?

Medical insurance : how to cover cost of ER visits but don't have medical insurance?

Must have insurance: E.R. Care and hospital care is so expensive in the U.S. That only the wealthy can afford it without insurance. Many people go bankrupt or nearly bankrupt if they have a significant illness with a prolonged (>2 weeks) hospital stay, because the hundreds of thousands of dollars is paid by themselves. When the money runs out, patients can get medicaid-type (medical in california) health "insurance". ...Read more

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How much does the endoscopy costs without insurance?

How much does the endoscopy costs without insurance?

It varies between do: It depends on whether you need to do upper or lower endoscopy or both. For stomach problems upper endoscopy is done and the costs are lower(may range from $1000 to $1500, varies by the gastroenterologist). Lower endoscopy can range from $1, 00 to $2, 000. But you can ask for financial assitance as some doctors will give you a discount if you are financially tight. ...Read more

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Will obamacare raise the costs of health insurance?

Will obamacare raise the costs of health insurance?

It already has: The more bureaucracy you place between the consumer and the person or place delivering health care, the more expensive it will be. You are adding people that take time doing what they do, and get paid for doing it.They are paid for their efforts, which add nothing to your health care.Costs will go up like your postage rates. The government is that wasteful. ...Read more

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What kind of benefits does surgery abroad have for insurance company?

What kind of benefits does surgery abroad have for insurance company?

Surgery abroad?: Meaning out of the us or area covered by the insurance carrier? If this is the case it is more difficult for claims and payment. ...Read more

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How much does laparoscopic surgery for removing a cyst cost in north carolina? I need a general estimate because I have to pay 20% of the cost.

How much does laparoscopic surgery for removing a cyst cost in north carolina? I need a general estimate because I have to pay 20% of the cost.

Contact your hospita: The only way to answer this is to ask your surgeon and your hospital for an estimation of the cost. ...Read more

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What is the average cost of outpatient sinus surgery done under general anesthesia in sacramento, ca area?

What is the average cost of outpatient sinus surgery done under general anesthesia in sacramento, ca area?

Cost anesth surg: Each hospital within the sacramento area has the ability to negotiate their own prices. What's more there can be differences between the costs at the public hospital, the private hospital, the va hospital and outpatient surgery centers. ...Read more

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How much does vitro fertalizatiin cost and will insurance cover some of the cost?

How much does vitro fertalizatiin cost and will insurance cover some of the cost?

Expensive: In the United States, a cycle of ivf typically costs between 10 and 15 thousand dollars. Unless your health insurance policy has infertility coverage, it is not likely that ivf coverage is provided. Often times, insurance policies will cover infertility but not ivf. ...Read more

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What benefits does the spls procedure offer over standard laparoscopic procedures?

What benefits does the spls procedure offer over standard laparoscopic procedures?

Small scars.: Unlike general laparoscopic procedures that require four _-inch or smaller incisions and can leave visible scars at all sites of entry, the spls procedure is accomplished through a single 2 CM incision through the belly button - resulting in the potential for no visible scar. Moreover, a single incision minimizes the wound pain that may accompany additional sites of entry. ...Read more