Payment options for weight loss surgery with Dr. Oliak include PPO insurance and self-pay.
For gastric bypass and gastric sleeve self-pay patients, we offer competitive prices and attractive financing options. We don’t accept HMO, Medicare, 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 out-of-state patients who travel to Orange County for weight loss surgery with Dr. Oliak, we offer discounted cash rates and internet/phone based follow-up appointments. Call the office to learn more.

How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost?

Prices for our Orange County weight loss surgery program vary depending on a number of factors, but a rough estimate is approximately $15-20k all-inclusive for gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. Prices for revision bariatric surgery (e.g. LAP-BAND® revision to gastric sleeve or gastric bypass) are typically higher. We will give you a more exact quote on your consult day after you meet with Dr. Oliak.

Our prices include the following: expert surgeon (Dr. Oliak), expert assistant surgeon, expert anesthesiologist, accredited bariatric surgery Center of Excellence hospital (not a surgery center), inpatient hospital stay (not outpatient), and 1 year of follow-up with Dr. Oliak. These are the necessary program components that enable us to achieve the best outcomes possible for our patients.

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). Between 30-50% of our patients have been self-pay every year since 2007 due to the above insurance issues.

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.

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 several required out-of-pocket costs, including co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles. 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, we 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
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Great! What Do I Do Now?

Contact our office for a free insurance verification, and to schedule a free, no-obligation educational consultation with Dr. Oliak in 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 not accept Medicare patients at this time.

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