Payment options include PPO insurance and private pay. For private pay patients, we offer competitive prices and attractive financing options. We generally don’t accept HMO insurance. We do accept Medicare for partial payment for surgery.

Payment Options – 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 benefits before your consultation.

Are There Out-of-Pocket Costs?

Yes. There are co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles that must be paid out-of-pocket. Out-of-pocket costs vary over a wide range depending on 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 obtain an authorization for weight loss surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Oliak?

Simple – better outcomes. Outcomes (weight loss and complications) vary over a wide range between surgeons, so choice of surgeon is important. Since starting his career in 2002, Dr. Oliak has established a record of weight loss outcomes and complication rates that rank among the best in the weight loss surgery field.*
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Payment Options – Private Pay

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

How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost?

Weight loss surgery prices vary depending on a number of factors, but a rough range is approximately 15-20k all-inclusive (surgeon, assistant, anesthesiologist, hospital, follow-up, etc). We will give you a more exact quote on your consult day after you meet with Dr. Oliak.

Is Private Pay a Common Payment Method?

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

Why Choose Dr. Oliak?

Simple – better outcomes. Outcomes (weight loss and complications) vary over a wide range between surgeons, so choice of surgeon is very important. Since starting his career in 2002, Dr. Oliak has established a record of weight loss outcomes and complication rates that rank among the best in the weight loss surgery field.*
More about Dr. Oliak
More about our program
More about our outcomes

Great! What Do I Do Now?

Schedule a no-obligation consult with Dr. Oliak in Orange County – Brea or Irvine – to learn more about weight loss surgery and our program.


HMO Insurance

HMO’s typically contract with the lowest cost providers. This is not consistent with our mission of working harder to achieve the best outcomes possible for our patients, so we generally cannot contract with HMO’s.


Medicare

We do accept Medicare for partial payment for surgery.

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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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