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Weight loss surgery should be seen as a long-term investment to a happier, healthier lifestyle. Studies show that most people could “break even” within 2 to 4 years of their procedure and start saving $11,000 per year after that.

Savings include:

  • Reduced medical costs – each year obese individuals spend 42% more on medical expenses than normal weight individuals1
  • Reduced prescription costs – seriously overweight people spend over $700 a year on out-of-pocket prescription costs2
  • Less spend on food – it’s estimated an obese person spends $6,100 annually on groceries and dining out

If you have any questions regarding bariatric surgery, give us a call at 940-387-7599 and one of our patient care coordinators will guide you.


1 Finkelstein EA, Trogdon JG, Cohen JW, Dietz W. Annual Medical Spending Attributable to Obesity: Payer-and Service-Specific Estimates. Health Affairs, 28(5): w822-831, 2009
2 Safran, D.G., P. Neuman, C. Schoen, J.E. Montgomery, W Li, I.B. Wilson, M.S. Kitchman, A.E. Bowen, and W.H. Rogers. (2002). “Prescription drug coverage: How well are states closing the gap?” Health Affairs – Web Exclusive: W253-W268.


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