Cash Pay

Band Program / Sleeve Program

 

For a limited time, we have been able to reduced the cost of surgery to $10,999.00*.  This cost includes your surgeon's fees, the facility fee, and anesthesia fees.  As part of this special, your first year's post-operative costs both follow ups and adjustments are included.  The costs of your pre-surgical testing including radiology and blood tests are not included but most of the time can be obtained through your primary care physician under your insurance coverage.  If you do not have general medical insurance, we can help you obtain these tests at a reduced cash pay price through different facilities in Chattanooga.  The cost of your surgical consultation will be $250.

*You must meet criteria in order to schedule surgery in the Ambulatory Surgical Center.  You will be evaluated at your consultation appointment with the surgeon of your choice in order to determine if there are any factors that would exclude you from this program. 

 You may think that being a cash pay patient is not an option for you.  You may even be considering Surgery Outside of the United States? We offer competitive cash pay options and have available financing for both procedures.

Click here to read some important information from the makers of the LAP-BAND® regarding surgery outside of the United States.

 

 

 

 

FINANCING

Convenient monthly payment options are available through:

  • M-Lend Financial Services who offers low interest monthly payment plans. For information, call 1-888-474-6231 ext. 2. or visit on line at www.mlendfinancial.com.
  • SHARPERIMAGE Loan who offers low interest rates, terms up to 48 months, no fees and same day loan decisions. For information, call 423-752-0219 or visit on line at www.comtrustfcu.com.
  • CareCredit who offers two types of plans, low interest payment plans or No interest if paid in full within plan period plans. For information, call 1-800-365-8295 or apply online here.

We also accept payment by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cashiers check or cash.  Service fee may apply.

 

CareCredit
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CASH PAY FOR GASTRIC BAND

 

Below is a summary table of our two cash pay band programs:

PROGRAM SURGICAL CENTER HOSPITAL
FACILITY AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER MEMORIAL
CITY DALTON, GA CHATTANOOGA
BMI UP TO 54.9*  Per Surgeon*
COST $10,999** $18,870
LABS NOT INCLUDED INCLUDED
FOLLOW UP INCLUDED 1ST YEAR INCLUDED 1ST YEAR
ADJUSTMENTS $50.00 1ST YEAR THEN $150 $50.00 1ST YEAR THEN $150
PSYCHOLOGICAL/
NUTRITIONAL
EVALUATION
$95.00+ $95.00+

*You must meet criteria in order to schedule surgery in the Ambulatory Surgical Center.  You will be evaluated at your consultation appointment with the surgeon of your choice in order to determine if there are any factors that would exclude you from this program.  

**Service fee may apply based on method of payment 

If you are interested in this option please call our office at 423.899.1000 or toll free 866.214.4441 for more information.

CASH PAY FOR SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

In order to proceed as a cash pay patient for the Sleeve Gastrectomy:

  • Your BMI must be over 40 or 35-40 with associated medical problems
  • At least 18 years of age
  • You do not wish to proceed with insurance coverage for your procedure (many insurance companies currently do not cover the sleeve gastrectomy-info for 2009).  

The Sleeve Gastrectomy surgical package is $15,999 and includes:

  • Surgical Fees
  • Hospital Fees
  • Anesthesia Fees
  • Program Fees
  • The package also includes BLIS Complication Protection Insurance for Cash Patients at Hamilton Medical Center for 90+ Days including:
      BLIS
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung problems)
    • Thromboembolic  (Blood clots)
    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Leak
    • Perforation
    • Stenosis (Narrowing)  

You will be responsible for obtaining a list of required pre-admission tests and x-rays determined by your surgeon prior to surgery.  This testing will be at your own expense, however many if not all of these test can be covered by insurance through your primary care provider or a network provider.  Your surgeon or anesthesiologist may also find it necessary for you to complete further tests based on the results of the above required testing.  You will be notified if further testing will be required.

Contact our office for more information or to determine whether or not you are a candidate.

If you are interested in this option please call our office at 423.899.1000 or toll free 866.214.4441 for more information.