Tag: <span>Cost</span>

I was shocked to read today on the Bariatric Banter Facebook group that bariatric patients of some hospitals are being charged up-front fees of €4,000 or more – and that’s for people who are fully covered for the surgery by their health insurance! The fees being charged by hospitals such…

Surgery

One of the things I’ve learned from reading the Facebook groups is that there’s a lot of Irish people going abroad to get bariatric surgery. The waiting list for getting weight loss surgery on the public health system is often years, and for those that don’t have private health insurance…

Surgery

I went to my GP yesterday to get my bloods done. This is part of the regular blood tests that I’ll have to get done, to check that the vitamin and mineral levels in blood are good following my bariatric surgery. My bariatric team requires that I get bloods done:…

Medication

If you have private health insurance, then the price of your bariatric surgery is most likely covered by your insurer. In recent years health insurers have recognised that an investment in weight loss surgery now can save them a lot of money in long run, as they are less likely…

Surgery