How much does bariatric surgery cost?

Competitive pricing for self-pay patients. Reduce medical costs associated with obesity-related diseases and illnesses. Pay less for personal items and travel. Bridge wage discrepancy gaps. Achieve, and sustain, a healthy weight.

Self-pay, Tax Deductible Bariatric Procedures and Medical Weight Management:


Choosing to undergo weight loss surgery is not an overnight decision. Most of our patients have spent years trying to lose weight or have been unsuccessful in sustaining weight loss.


Moreover, it’s not uncommon for our patients to struggle with obesity-related chronic illnesses and the high cost of medication. Obesity is a complex metabolic illness, and the complications of obesity go beyond physical problems. Many of our patients have experienced weight bias and stigmas at school, at the workplace, in their relationships, in their healthcare services, and in the media. Our Hollywood, Florida, Weight Loss Clinic specializes in medical solutions for weight loss. With over 20 years of combined experience, we work with patients from Hollywood, Miami, Palm Beach, and all over South Florida with the goal of helping them achieve meaningful weight loss.


Morbid obesity is a complex metabolic illness that is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The principal focus of bariatric procedures and medical weight management is to treat morbid obesity and its associated diseases (cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, fatty liver disease, among others). Though benefits of weight loss surgery and medical weight management include feeling more positive about your appearance, it’s important to understand that these procedures and treatments are medically driven.


 If insurance coverage is not an option, The Bariatric Surgery Doctor offers competitive pricing for all of our procedures and treatments for self-pay patients.

Achieve meaningful weight loss

Reduce medical costs associated with obesity-related diseases and conditions.

Pay less for personal items and travel.

Bridge wage discrepancy gaps.

Competitive pricing for self-pay patients.

Live your healthiest life.

The cost of obesity is too high.

The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services reports that the annual costs of being obese are 15 times higher than overweight people. The yearly cost of obesity for women and men is $4,879 and $2,646, respectively. Most of these costs go toward medical bills, as obesity-related chronic illnesses include cardiovascular disease and Type II Diabetes, both of which carry a hefty price tag in prescription medications. 


Hidden costs include paying higher prices for clothes, shoes, and travel, as well as job-related costs, like lost wages and opportunities. Statistics show that women are disproportionately affected by said job-related costs. The cost of not doing the surgery might simply be too high.

Options for financing medical weight loss treatments include:

  • Private medical insurance.
  • Medicare or Medicaid
  • Do you have a healthcare spending account (FSA/HSA)? Some or all costs might be reimbursable through one of these accounts. Connect with your financial advisor to find out how. 
  • Secured or unsecured medical loan.
  • Retirement plan loan
  • Life insurance policy loan

Is bariatric surgery tax deductible?

The gastric bypass, Lap-Band, and gastric sleeve weight loss procedures qualify as medical expenses to claim on your tax return. The cost of the surgery, medical weight loss treatments, as well as FDA-approved medications are tax deductible as long as your general practitioner confirms, in writing, that your current weight is a threat to your health. 


Expenses to deduct don’t include gym memberships or grocery shopping expenses. Legitimate expenses include physician fees, psychological and behavioral counseling, registered dietitian nutritionist fees, FDA-approved medications, surgical procedures, etc. 


To qualify for a deduction, bariatric surgery and medical weight management program costs must exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. For instance, if you make $50,000, you can deduct weight loss expenses exceeding $3,750. Contact your CPA or tax advisor to find out how you can deduce costs of bariatric procedures and FDA-approved weight loss medications. 

We are an accomplished team of medical professionals in Florida where surgical excellence, cutting-edge technology, and individualized weight loss treatments are defining qualities of our weight loss clinics. We are committed to guiding our patients to choose the right procedure for them and giving them the tools they need to achieve a healthy weight and sustain it. We look forward to being part of your weight loss journey.

How it Works

Are you a candidate?

Make an appointment and meet with your weight loss doctor. Find out if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery or medical weight loss treatments.

Choose the best option

Whether you’re having bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, Lap-Band®, the sleeve, the gastric balloon) or medical weight management, our team is here to prepare you, including psychological counseling, nutrition coaching, and supplement protocol.

Begin your treatment

Expert bariatric surgeons and weight loss doctors provide you with the best care. Excellence in individualized patient care.

Receive ongoing support

Get the tools you need to live a life of wellness and health. Sustain weight loss with meaningful lifestyle changes with support from our team. We are committed to your health.


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We are proud members of ASMSB. Being a member of the ASMSB provides our board-certified medical staff and surgeons with access to the best resources, information, and support to advance the science of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Members of ASMBS are committed to continually improving the quality and safety of care and treatment of people with obesity, recognized as authorities and resources on metabolic and bariatric surgery.

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