Bariatric Surgery at Ideal Body
Bariatric Surgery in Atlanta, also known as weight loss surgery, refers to a wide range of procedures that induce weight loss by limiting the amount of food your stomach can hold. At Ideal Body, we provide the safest and most advanced surgical options to reduce weight and achieve your ideal body.
Check your BMI Levels
Weight loss surgery is a medical procedure only suitable for obese individuals with serious medical problems linked to obesity, such as type-2 diabetes and heart disease, and who cannot reduce weight simply through lifestyle changes. Obesity means having excess body fat, leading to significant health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, type-2 diabetes, mental health problems and a generally lower quality of life.
To determine if you’re truly obese, as opposed to simply overweight, calculate your BMI, or Body Mass Index, a measure of your body fat based on height and weight:
- BMI <18.5: Underweight
- BMI 18.5 to <25: Normal
- BMI 25.0 to <30: Overweight
- BMI 30.0 to <35: Obesity (Class I)
- BMI 35.0 to <40: Obesity (Class II)
- BMI 40.0+: Severe Obesity (Class III)
Costing & Insurance Coverage
Bariatric surgery’s cost depends on several factors, including the surgery clinic’s location and the chosen procedure. The cost of weight loss surgery in Atlanta usually ranges from $15 - $50,000, with an average cost of $20,000. However, the procedure essentially pays for itself in the long-run because comorbid conditions associated with obesity lead to medical expenses exceeding $10,000 per year. Compared to that, the average medical costs of patients who have undergone weight loss surgery is around $2,000 per year.
Insurance providers are usually hesitant about paying for bariatric surgery because of the large upfront cost. However, you can increase your chance of getting insurance coverage if you can produce 6 to 12 months of documented diet history and consultations with nutritionists and psychiatrists. Basically, specific insurance plans may cover the procedure if it’s deemed medically necessary. At Ideal Body, we consider all your financing options and insurance coverage to help you access the treatment.
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