WAYS TO PAY WHEN MY INSURANCE WILL NOT COVER MY WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

What we know about Bariatric Surgery Insurance companies, is that most insurance providers may not cover Bariatric surgery or Aesthetic surgery and even if they do most insurance companies that may cover the surgeries have a deductible that is still higher than the cost we offer for our procedures, or they make the patients jump through hoops asking the patients to perform some unrealistic physical challenges that patients with comorbidities or higher BMI’s may not be able to accomplish.

FIRST OPTIONS

Check with your insurance provider to see if bariatric surgery is covered under your(insurance) policy.

SECOND CHECK

Check for what the cost of the deductible is in the case the surgery is covered under the cost and compare the deductible versus the prices we offer for our procedures.

THIRD CHECK

Check all the requirements in your policy and how long their process will take for you to have the surgery, in many cases it can take anywhere from six months to a year before you are approved to have the surgery, or they ask the patient to achieve some physically challenging feet’s before they will even approve you for surgery.

If you see that your insurance will not be able to cover the cost of your needed surgery or it is just not the right path for you, you may want to consider the payment options you will find below.

If you see that your insurance will not be able to cover the cost of your needed surgery or it is just not the right path for you, you may want to consider the payment options you will find below.

*Please be advised that we are not financial advisors but please consider these options as possible ways to cover the cost of your surgery.

  • Pay for your Surgery In cash -You can schedule your surgery in advance and begin making monthly payments towards your surgery to have it paid off before you come for surgery. Or pay it off on the day of surgery.
  • Take out a medical loan, we work with two medical financial groups that may be the right option for you, one is Citerra Finance and the other one is United Medical Credit.
  • Take out a loan on your retirement account like your 401K or other types of retirement plan you may have, just be sure to pay it back.
  • Life Insurance Policy, some life insurance policies will allow you to take out a loan with them, check with one of your insurance agents to see if this is something you can do with your life insurance policy.
  • Health Savings Account (HAS), or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) these accounts may help you take out a good portion of the cost of the surgery and it is your money, keep in mind they would have to write you a certified check to pay out to us, but you can have an FSA or HAS agent help you with the process.
  • If you are a homeowner, you can consider taking a Home Equity line of credit, just be sure to pay it to avoid issues with your home.
  • Credit Cards, you can use your current credit cards or look up some deals on some no interested credit cards so you won’t have to pay any interest on the cost of your surgery, and you can use multiple credit cards to pay.
  • And the last option consider using crowd funding, this will take some work from you, but it is a viable opportunity to have regular people help you to pay for your surgery through a donation to your cause, you would have to create a program page on the social media platform, and share your story and share your journey so they see that you are legit.

We hope this information was helpful, please be sure to contact us for any questions or doubts you may have and are hopeful you will be able to have one of these life changing procedures so you may begin living the life you deserve!

We hope this information was helpful, please be sure to contact us for any questions or doubts you may have and are hopeful you will be able to have one of these life changing procedures so you may begin living the life you deserve!

BEGIN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY WITH THE FOLLOWING 3 STEPS

BMI CALCULATOR

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple calculation using your height and weight. A BMI in the range of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy while a number higher than 25.0 is overweight.
In other words, to qualify for bariatric surgery, your BMI must be of 30 or higher.

Also, feel free to click on the link below to check your BMI.


BMI Calculator

WHAT’S INCLUDED

• Transportation from and to the San Diego Airport
• Medication pre and post-operation
• Personal Pre-op diet and care via phone and email
• Post-op care via phone
• Psychological evaluation
• EKG + Chest X-Ray + Rapid COVID test / Charges may apply if patient tests positive upon arrival.
• Room onboard for you and one guest above 18
• Patient meals (guests must pay for their food)
• Additional fees will apply for BMI 50+ and for Hiatal hernia
• Pre-surgery testing
• Nutritionist evaluation

APPLY NOW

Please try to submit as much information as you can to help our doctor determine which procedure would be the best for you.

Apply here to get a bariatric surgery in Tijuana.

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Board Certified Surgeon

Dr.Alberto Carlos is an experienced bariatric surgeon, member of the Mexican Board of General Surgery and is 1 of 80 surgeons certified in Bariatric Surgery in Mexico.

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Board Certified Surgeon

Dr.Alberto Carlos is an experienced bariatric surgeon, member of the Mexican Board of General Surgery and is 1 of 80 surgeons certified in Bariatric Surgery in Mexico.

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International quality standards

State-of-the-art facilities

GOOGLE REVIEWS

M. Wood

Dr Carlos and all his team and staff are ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AMAZING. It was like being in a nice hotel suite clean, always checking on you I was very impressed so I highly recommend them.

R. Muskopf

Cer Bariatrics saved me!! Everyone was very professional , answered all my questions in a timely manner. Dr. Carlos was truly amazing!! I would recommend anyone to go to Cer. Thank you all!!

A. Berrios

From the beginning to the end the process went very well. The doctors and nurses were very nice and informative. The transportation was on time when I arrived.  Thank you to CER Bariatrics 🙂

TESTIMONIALS

They Changed Their Lives with one of our weight loss surgeries in Mexico. What About You?

Check out some of our Mexico bariatric surgery reviews and get to know our patients, their families, and friends whom have shared about their experience during their stay with us.

FINANCING OPTIONS

CER Bariatrics is happy to announce we are now working with three top financial institutes that may be the right option for you.

Bariatric surgery financing help is available for our patients concerned about spending money or consuming their savings

Select the financing company that fits your needs

We work with three financial institutions Citerra, United Medical & Medicard.

Submit your application online in confidence

Choose the amount you would need to finance

Choose to finance the whole procedure, or just a portion

Choose your ideal terms: # months or years.

Wait until the finance company approves your application

The company will be in touch with you,

Once you receive the answer you will be able to sign and return the required documents to proceed with the process.

You are ready to proceed with your Bariatric Surgery

Please be in contact with Jack to continue with your Bariatric surgery process.

FAQ

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY?

To qualify for gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana Mexico, patients must have a BMI between 40 or 35 with a weight-related health condition, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or sleep apnea. Also, patients with a BMI between 30 and 35 with a weight-related health condition can qualify. Our surgeons are specialized in patients with obesity class I. The patients must be at least 14 years of age and not older than 70.

IS A BARIATRIC SURGERY SAFE?

All surgical procedures involve risk. At CER Hospital our doctors are Board Certified in Bariatric Surgery and are constantly upgrading their skills and techniques, guided by the safest and most effective standards for a gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico. Bariatric has proven to have low complication rates on average they are around 2.4 percent and CER Bariatrics has a complication rate lower than one percent.

HOW CAN BARIATRIC SURGERY HELP MY LIFE?

A gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico is the only proven diet plan that helps patients lose and maintain the weight off, and as well has been shown to help resolve many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, some cancers, depression and more. Frequently, patients who lose weight find themselves taking fewer medications to treat their obesity-related conditions.

CER Bariatric Program Offers some of the most proficient and most knowledgeable coordinators in their fields to help guide our patients through their entire gastric sleeve process, as well as provide pre-op and post-op care to lead our patients to their weight loss goal with care and efficiency.

CER Bariatric Program Offers some of the most proficient and most knowledgeable coordinators in their fields to help guide our patients through their entire gastric sleeve process, as well as provide pre-op and post-op care to lead our patients to their weight loss goal with care and efficiency.

GET THE BEST WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY IN MEXICO

Take the opportunity to meet with our surgeon and discuss the best options to give you the best results with a Mexico weight loss surgery.

We always receive our patients here in Tijuana, Mexico with open arms.

For more information on traveling to have a weight loss surgery in Tijuana, contact our coordinator today.