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BARIATRIC SURGERY AFFORDABILITY CALCULATOR

Weight loss surgery is expensive. But there’s also a significant cost to being obese. And those costs can be calculated. Whether you want to show your spouse, family or significant other the return on investing in yourself with weight loss surgery, or if you’re just curious to know what obesity is costing you, feel free to use our calculator below.

FOOD

Approximately, how much do you spend on food and dining out each month?

I am spending per month on groceries and dining out.
Missing food spendings.

PRESCRIPTIONS

Approximately, how much do you spend per month on prescription co-pays?

I am spending per month on prescription co-pays.
Missing prescription spendings.

OUT-OF-POCKET HEALTH EXPENSES

The average overweight person spends about $2,500 on out-of-pocket healthcare expenses each year.

Out-of-pocket healthcare expenses include:

  • Any costs or co-pays associated with your health.
  • Co-pays for lab work and doctors visits.
  • Over the counter medicines such as ibuprofen, tylenol, cough and cold.
  • Sleep aids, sleep apnea devices, orthotics.

I am spending per month on out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.
Missing out of pocket spendings.

WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS

How much do you spend trying to lose weight each year?

Examples of non-surgical weight loss programs include:

  • Jenny Craig
  • Nutri-system
  • Slim-Fast
  • Weight Watchers
  • Fitness Videos
  • Diet Books

I am spending per month on non-surgical weight loss programs.
Missing weight loss spendings.

 

Your current expenses are:

Item Monthly Annual
Food
Prescription co-pays
Out-of-pocket health
Weight-loss programs
TOTAL EXPENSES

Your savings will be:

A - Annually

Item Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Remarks
  A A A  
Food Food:
Down 60% every year starting year 1
Prescription co-pays Co-pays:
Down 50% starting year 2
Out-of-pocket health expenses Out-of-pocket health expenses:
Down 70% every year starting year 1
Weight-loss programs Weight-loss programs:
Completely removed starting year 1
ANNUAL SAVINGS  
Total Savings Over 3 Years =
All values are in USD
  

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