Unfortunately, around 5% of all health insurance plans do not pay for bariatric surgery. Additionally, there are many patients who would benefit from weight loss surgery, but don’t meet their insurance company’s criteria. We can help! We offer an affordable self-pay option. We are located in Tucson, Arizona and all of the procedures are performed at a COE certified hospital, not an ambulatory surgery center.
Our surgeons offer telemedicine for preoperative evaluations and postoperative follow-up care as well as in-person consultations. Our practice is committed to long term follow-up and will continue to see you in person or by telemedicine for as long as you’d like.
Dr. Matthew Weiner has practiced bariatric surgery for 15 years and is an active member of the ASMBS. He is the author of two books, “A Pound of Cure” and “How Weight Loss Surgery Really Works” and has a bariatric cookbook coming out in May, 2021. Dr. Weiner also has a popular weight loss surgery YouTube channel.
Cash / Self-Pay Benefits:
Less wait time for surgery
May be tax deductible
We are fortunate to be partnering with the Tucson Medical Center to provide a single, inclusive price package.
- Anesthesia fees
- Surgeon fees
- Hospital fees, including 1 night stay
- Follow-up care for 30 days after surgery
- 90 days of nutritional support
- Preoperative blood tests and EKG
Package prices by surgery:
- Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: $14,500
- Roux En Y Gastric Bypass: $17,200
The total cost of surgery is due 7 days prior to your surgical date.
We are happy to answer any questions and guide you through the process. If you are ready to start your weight loss journey with Tucson Weight Loss Surgery, please call us at (520) 420-1000.