Weight Loss Surgery Cost for Louisiana Patients

For our patients who do not have bariatric surgery insurance, The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana have developed weight loss surgery cash price packages.

LAP-BAND® System

$12,900
This includes hospital stay, the adjustable gastric band, anesthesia, and surgeon fees. It also includes routine follow-up visits with the Nurse Practitioner in our office for the first year. This is an approximate cost. Expenses may vary for individual patients depending on medical conditions and patient needs. This cost does not include expenses incurred for complications or extended stay in the hospital.

  • A pre-operative psychological evaluation is required for all bariatric surgery patients. A fee for this is not included.
  • Individual patients may require other diagnostic testing or specialist consultations before and/or after surgery that would not be included in these totals. For example a sleep study, special procedures, or cardiologist consultation could be additional costs incurred before, during, or after the hospital stay.
  • Routine follow-up lab work for nutritional assessment is not included, but can be arranged to be ordered by the patient’s primary care physician. These bloodwork evaluations are a requirement for all post-operative bariatric surgery patients.
  • The hospital fee covers a 23 hour stay and may or may not cover complications.

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

$14,900
This includes hospital stay, anesthesia, and laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure surgeon fees. It also includes routine follow up visits with the Nurse Practitioner in our office for the first year. This is an approximate cost. Expenses may vary for individual patients depending on medical conditions and patient needs. This cost does not include expenses incurred for complications or extended stay in the hospital.

  • A pre-operative psychological evaluation is required for all bariatric surgery patients. A fee for this is not included.
  • Individual patients may require other diagnostic testing or specialist consultations before and/or after surgery that would not be included in these totals. For example a sleep study, special procedures, or cardiologist consultation could be additional costs incurred before, during, or after the hospital stay.
  • Routine follow-up lab work for nutritional assessment is not included, but can be arranged to be ordered by the patient’s primary care physician. These bloodwork evaluations are a requirement for all post-operative bariatric surgery patients.
  • The hospital fee covers a limited amount of days and may or may not cover complications.

Gastric Sleeve

$12,900
This includes hospital stay, the gastric sleeve, anesthesia, and surgeon fees. It also includes routine follow-up visits with the Nurse Practitioner in our office for the first year. This is an approximate cost. Expenses may vary for individual patients depending on medical conditions and patient needs. This cost does not include expenses incurred for complications or extended stay in the hospital.

  • A pre-operative psychological evaluation is required for all bariatric surgery patients. A fee for this is not included.
  • Individual patients may require other diagnostic testing or specialist consultations before and/or after surgery that would not be included in these totals. For example a sleep study, special procedures, or cardiologist consultation could be additional costs incurred before, during, or after the hospital stay.
  • Routine follow-up lab work for nutritional assessment is not included, but can be arranged to be ordered by the patient’s primary care physician. These bloodwork evaluations are a requirement for all post-operative bariatric surgery patients.
  • The hospital fee covers a limited amount of days and may or may not cover complications.

For all cash pricing, certain medical criteria apply. **To determine if you meet criteria for bariatric surgery, make an appointment to be seen in our office. The fee for initial visit is $150 for the Southeast Division and $231 for the Southwest Division. Call 1-877-691-3001 to discuss cash pay pricing options.

Duodenal Switch

Pricing is discussed on a case by case basis.


For more information regarding our Complication Coverage Feature, call 1-877-691-3001. One of our cash pay specialists in our Patient Advocate department will be happy to assist you!

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