Weight Loss Surgery Payment Options

PPO Insurance

We accept all PPO insurance plans (e.g. Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Healthnet, etc.) Patients with PPO insurance can see us without needing a referral or authorization.

PPO Insurance Approval Process - Requirements for insurance authorization vary by policy. Our first step is to call your insurance company to: 1) verify that weight loss surgery is a covered benefit, and 2) determine the specific requirements for insurance authorization. We then will help you to meet the necessary requirements.

To learn if your health insurance covers surgery and what your insurance authorization requirements are, call our office or send us an online contact form.

Out of Pocket Costs - Insurance generally doesn’t cover all the costs associated with weight loss surgery. Out of pocket costs can include program fees, deductibles, and co-insurance. We will inform you of your out of pocket costs after we have checked your insurance benefits usually at the consultation.



For patients not using health insurance to pay for surgery, we offer low LAP-BAND® prices, low Gastric Bypass prices, and low Sleeve Gastrectomy prices. Call our office for details.

Here at NewSkin Laser Center we strive to improve your health. If you are experiencing financial difficulties we will try our best to help you get the surgery that is best for you..

Financing – We offer competitive LAP-BAND® financing, Gastric Bypass financing, and Sleeve Gastrectomy financing through CareCredit and These companies offer competitive rates, low monthly payments for up to 60 months, and no prepayment penalties. Flexible payment options help you to set a schedule that fits your budget.

HMO Insurance

We accept some HMO insurance plans. Patients with HMO insurance need to obtain a referral to see us. Call our office (818-280-0700) to see if we are contracted with your HMO.

All Surgeries are perfomred at West Hills Hospital and Northridge Hospital.