According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), individuals diagnosed with diabetes spend, on average, about $13,700.00 on medical treatment, prescriptions, etc. per year. This annual expenditure is about 2.3 times more than the medical costs for people without diabetes. For instance, if Jane is diagnosed with diabetes when she’s 35 and she dies when she’s 75, Jane will have spent $548,000.00 treating her diabetes and associated health problems. These numbers are staggering, especially given that bariatric surgery can completely and immediately resolve Type 2 Diabetes.
Many people view bariatric surgery as the last resort because of the cost. However, when compared to the lifetime expense of living with Type 2 Diabetes, bariatric surgery is the most cost effective option. In fact, our team provides a comprehensive package of pre-operative care, laparoscopic surgical operation, post-operative care, dietary instruction, and more for less than $14,000.00.
For more information about pricing, insurance, and financing options, please contact our Patient Advocate Department at 877-691-3001. To learn more about how bariatric surgery resolves Type 2 Diabetes, watch our latest #TomTalk here.