One of the greatest hurdles for those who struggle with obesity is taking that first step. It’s easy to tell someone to diet and exercise regularly, but many people need something more – something that jumpstarts them to a healthier lifestyle with better eating habits.
Gastric Balloon is a great tool for those who need that extra push. As one of the most affordably-priced weight loss procedures, the costs for gastric balloon ranges from $3995 in Mexico, up to $14,000 in the United States.
What is the Gastric Balloon?
The Gastric Balloon is a weight loss procedure that inserts a deflated balloon-like device down the throat/esophagus into the stomach directly. The 15-minute long non-surgical procedure is completed while the patient is awake with only a mild sedative.
Once the balloon is placed appropriately into the upper stomach, the doctor inflates/pumps up the balloon with saline solution (or CO2 gas) to a size that reduces stomach capacity and therefore promotes weight loss.
How Gastric Balloon Works
The gastric balloon is used by those who firmly believe they can maintain a healthy diet and exercise, but need some help in getting the process started. It is also useful for those that do not qualify for another form of weight loss surgery.
Affordable Gastric Balloon Costs and Pricing
Gastric balloon in Mexico is a secure and simple procedure that requires no anesthesia and no surgery. It is performed all over the world with excellent results. That is one of the main reasons that many budget-conscious men and women choose to get their intragastric balloon procedure completed in Mexico.
Gastric Balloon Cost in Mexico starts at $3,995. The balloon is a two-part procedure, insertion and removal. We offer the gastric balloon insertion self-pay starting at $3,995. Removal pricing is $995 and is a simple in-and-out procedure.
Gastric balloon pricing reflects the following features as part of the all-inclusive package;
- Pre-Operation Tests (lab work, blood test, eval.)
- Antibiotics, Pain, and Take-Home Medication
- Pre-Op (one night) and Post-Op (one night) Hotel Stay
- Hospital Fees
- Nutritionist Program & Post-Op Care
- Private Transportation Airport / Hotel / Hospital
- Surgeon Fees
- Telephone to Call the U.S.
In Tijuana, Mexico, the cost of a gastric balloon starts at a price that is far less expensive than other areas of the world. The gastric balloon is also a very common procedure in Mexico, and many surgeons – including those at Mexico Bariatric Center – have performed the procedure hundreds of times and are intimately familiar with the needs of the patient and the latest in safety.
Given that the gastric balloon is a similar process in all countries around the world, it makes sense to look for the best price when you’re searching for a gastric balloon facility, doctor, and destination. You’ll find some of the lowest costs of the intragastric balloon in Mexico, for the same procedure with outstanding results. To learn more, contact Mexico Bariatric Center today.
Gastric Balloon Costs in the United States
Compared to the cost of gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and other weight loss procedures, the cost for the gastric balloon weight loss procedure is low and typically more affordable for cash pay recipients. A self-pay gastric balloon in the United States can be as high as $18,000 or more. Especially if none of that gastric balloon costs are covered by insurance, it can really be expensive for a temporary bariatric procedure.
With OR Without Insurance Coverage
The primary issue with getting the gastric balloon is cost. Although the procedure has a much lower cost overall than other forms of bariatric surgery, it is also not covered by most insurance carriers. In the United States, the gastric balloon is considered “Experimental.” Experimental procedures, no matter how empirically active in national studies, are not eligible for insurance.
Many types of the gastric balloon are not FDA approved in the United States, and insurance coverage is rare for FDA approved ORBERA gastric balloon. Fortunately, self-pay pricing is an option as the gastric balloon costs range from $9,000 to $14,000 in the United States.
Cost of Gastric Balloon Worldwide
Most likely, no matter how high insurance you have, you need to plan to pay for the gastric balloon cost out of pocket. The cost of gastric balloon differs depending on where you live and the country/state you wish to undergo the surgery.
- Gastric Balloon pricing in the United States: $9,000+
- Gastric Balloon pricing in Australia: $4,100 – $8,200
- Gastric Balloon pricing in the United Kingdom: $5,400+