The team at Citerra Finance works directly with our office and Dr. Alvarez so you can focus on preparing for and recovering from your sleeve gastrectomy. The loan approval process is quick and easy, typically taking an hour or less to approve or deny. Paying for bariatric surgery with Citerra Finance helps you reap the benefits of significant weight loss after gastric sleeve surgery with affordable payments and low-interest rates.
You can apply for financing through Citerra by completing an online application and a referral from Dr. Guillermo Alvarez at Endobariatric™. His team will review your income, credit, and the credit of any cosigners. Loan approval may take 10 to 45 minutes. Citerra also confirms your physician’s credentials and practice history and sends an approval form to your doctor. Once the bank approves and verifies your loan details, the money is sent directly to Dr. Alvarez, covering your medical bill in full. You make regular payments to the bank so you can enjoy better health without placing a financial burden on yourself or your family.
Loan amounts through Citerra Finance range from $1,000 to $50,000, with terms that last 12 to 84 months, depending on your monetary needs. The annual percentage rate for these loans ranges from 0.0% to 23.99%.
Weight loss surgery financing spreads the cost of your procedure out with affordable monthly payments that allow you to reap the physical and financial benefits of gastric sleeve surgery. Bariatric surgery may save more than your health; losing much of your excess weight may lead to lower lifestyle expenses, fewer medications, and less medical care for obesity-related conditions. People often have fewer health concerns after weight loss, equating to fewer doctor visits and lower healthcare costs. People with diabetes may go into remission and no longer require anti-diabetic medication. Comorbidities, such as chronic pain, also improve.
A 2018 study published in Obesity Surgery found a significant decrease in the cost of medications after bariatric surgery, especially for diabetes. While this may not lead to substantial cost savings right away, there could be long-term financial benefits to weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery may lower the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, diabetes, and depression. Treatments for these medical conditions can carry hefty medical bills.
Financing your bariatric surgery offers huge benefits for your health and monthly expenses without jeopardizing your savings.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery at Endobariatric™ costs about $8,499, while gastric band to vertical sleeve gastrectomy is priced at $9,500. In contrast, bariatric surgery in the United States ranges from $7,400 to $33,000. It all comes down to your location, hospital, and surgeon in the United States, and price estimates tend to change with surprise fees or hidden charges that increase the total medical bill. Bariatric surgery costs include anesthesia, testing, X-rays, the surgeon’s fees, and follow-up appointments. Patients will pay more for medications, transportation, nutritionists or dieticians, and other associated costs.
Dr. Alvarez and our team at Endobariatric™ provide all-inclusive pricing so patients know the exact amount they will pay for sleeve gastrectomy. There are no extra charges or hidden fees, and your bill includes three nights in a hospital or hotel, ground transportation, prescription medications, pre- and post-operative testing, four bariatric surgeons, two anesthesiologists, and more.
If you struggle with obesity and related medical conditions, gastric sleeve can help you regain control of your health and quality of life. Dr. Alvarez is a certified bariatric surgeon with over 1,500 five-star reviews and was named a Master Bariatric Surgeon™ by the Surgical Review Corporation. Our entire team at Endobariatric™ is fluent in English, and our state-of-the-art facility is only eight blocks from the United States Border.
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