The self-pay (when insurance does not cover the procedure) price for bariatric
surgery at King’s Daughters has dropped by more 30 percent to $11,000.
This includes pre-surgery visits, as well as standard hospital, surgeon
and anesthesia fees. The previous self-pay price was $16,100. The new
cost does not include costs associated with complications, extended hospital
stays, or pathology services.
Some insurance providers cover the procedure, but not all. Many patients
opt to pay for the procedure themselves to gain the health benefits from
a healthier lifestyle.
At King’s Daughters, the team offers the most popular weight loss
procedure, the gastric sleeve. The program has three experienced surgeons:
Kevin Miller, M.D., Rod Tompkins, M.D., and Tim Wheeler, M.D. The program
also features a support team of dietitians, nurses, and exercise experts,
and a behavioral health specialist - all available before and after surgery
to ensure the best possible results. To get ready for a procedure, the
King’s Daughters team has a comprehensive pre-and post-surgery plan
to ensure patients are physically, mentally and emotionally ready for
“We tell our patients that the surgery is only part of the program,”
says program coordinator
Tammy Denton, R.N. “The education and continued support from our medical professionals
are what makes our program unique and successful.”
The King’s Daughters Weight Loss program is part of the Center for
Healthy Living, which also includes diabetic education and a medically
supervised weight loss program. The program started in 2003, and has helped
more than 4,000 patients to date. To learn more, visit yourhealthylife.org
or call (606) 408-1540.