Dr. Oliak accepts patients with PPO insurance and patients who are self-pay. For gastric bypass and gastric sleeve self-pay patients, we offer competitive prices and attractive financing options. We don’t accept with HMO or MediCal insurance.

Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve Self-Pay

For patients not using health insurance to pay for weight loss surgery, we offer competitive gastric bypass and gastric sleeve self-pay prices, and attractive financing options through CareCredit.

For patients outside the Orange County area, we offer convenient preoperative and postoperative phone and email based appointments.

How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost?

Weight loss surgery prices vary depending on a number of factors, but a rough estimate is approximately $16-20k all-inclusive (surgeon, assistant, anesthesiologist, hospital, 1 year follow-up, etc.) for sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. Prices are typically higher for revision operations. We will give you a more exact quote on your consult day after you meet with Dr. Oliak.

Is Self-Pay a Common Payment Method?

Yes. Common reasons for patients to choose gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy self-pay include lack of insurance coverage, onerous preauthorization requirements (e.g. 6 month medically supervised diet), and undesirable insurance requirements regarding who the surgeon must be (e.g. HMO’s). Approximately 30% of our patients have been self-pay every year since 2007. This percentage has increased to around 50% over the past several years as insurance coverage for weight loss surgery has unfortunately become more restrictive.

Why Choose Dr. Oliak?

Simple – a long record (>2500 bariatric operations) of excellent patient outcomes. Dr. Oliak’s weight loss statistics and complication statistics rank among the best in the weight loss surgery field.*
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Schedule a free, no-obligation educational consultation with Dr. Oliak in Orange County – Brea or Irvine – to learn more about weight loss surgery and our program.
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PPO Insurance

You can use your PPO insurance to pay for surgery with Dr. Oliak if your policy covers weight loss surgery and if you meet your policy’s criteria for surgery. For some insurance companies Dr. Oliak is out-of-network (Cigna, Aetna, UnitedHealth), in which case, to see Dr. Oliak, your policy must have out-of-network bariatric surgery coverage. Dr. Oliak is in-network with Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and Healthnet.

Will My PPO Cover Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery is often a covered benefit, but not always. We will do a free insurance verification to check your insurance benefits before your consultation.

Are There Out-of-Pocket Costs?

Yes. There are the typical co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles that are set by your insurance policy and must be paid out-of-pocket. Dr. Oliak also charges, for most insurances, a one time fee which is not covered by insurance. This fee enables Dr. Oliak to provide a higher level of patient service, as explained on our program page.

Out-of-pocket costs vary over a wide range (average 3k-10k) depending on the specifics of insurance coverage. We will provide you with an estimate of all out-of-pocket costs on the day of your consultation.

How Do I Get an Insurance Authorization for Surgery?

If you meet your insurance policy’s criteria for surgery, we will schedule you for the required tests/evaluations, and once completed, will submit the necessary information to your insurance company to obtain an authorization for weight loss surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Oliak?

Simple – a long record of excellent patient outcomes. Outcomes (weight loss results, complication rates) vary significantly between surgeons, and Dr. Oliak’s rank among the best.*
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More about our program
More about our outcomes

Great! What Do I Do Now?

Schedule a free, no-obligation educational consultation with Dr. Oliak in Orange County – Brea or Irvine – to learn more about weight loss surgery and our program.
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HMO Insurance

HMO’s typically contract with the lowest cost providers. This is not consistent with our mission of working harder to deliver superior surgery and superior patient care, so we generally cannot contract with HMO’s.


Medicare

We do accept Medicare for partial payment for surgery.

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Free Consult

Call 714-582-2530 or submit the following information to request a free consult. If you have insurance coverage for weight loss surgery (or are self-pay), and you meet the BMI criteria for surgery, we will schedule you for a 30-40 minute educational consultation with Dr. Oliak.

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