A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery which is commonly known as a lap band surgery is the process of inserting and placing an inflatable silicone device that is placed around the top of stomach surgically in order to treat or cure obesity. This surgery is becoming very popular these days because this surgery is said to be one of the successful methods of treating obesity and other complications.
Since this method of treatment for obesity is becoming very popular in the recent years, the cost of this surgery is high when compared to other kinds of treatment for the same cause. But since this method is highly successful and popular there are many people who opt for this method of surgery, however people of little income cannot afford the full cost of the surgery and hence there are other options that are provided by the health insurance companies and other organizations.
The first option for a patient who considers the lap band surgery is the health insurance; all the major health insurance companies cover the expense of a lab band surgery. Weight loss surgery is considered as a medical necessity and hence the patient meets the requirement of the national institute of health in availing a health insurance payment for the lap band surgery. In the case where the health insurance company rejects the payment for a lap band surgery, the next option would be direct cash pay. This option is relatively more expensive, but the patient has to initially decide whether to choose health insurance of cash pay. If cash pay is chosen the total billing structure is changed for the patient for the lap band surgery. When this method is opted the pricing structure is altered for the patient, it also disrupts the administrative process. But the only condition is that the payment should be done in cash instantly, once the payment is made the date for surgery is fixed.
Another type of financing the lap band surgery is the patient financing, it is the process where the patient is allowed to pay in installment or in other words over the time. This process demands an initial payment by the patient and then the patient has to assure that a payment of a fixed sum will be made every month or in a certain number of days, the cost of the surgery can be paid over the time.