Self-Pay Pricing*

Gastric Bypass

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Program fee $450 $450 $450
Physician consultation $200 $200 $200
Nutrition counseling $348 $348 $348
Surgeon $6,000 $3,386 $3,030
Anesthesia $1,050 $1,050 $1,050
Facility $10,544 $11,675 $9,770
Psychological evaluation/testing $400 $400 $400
BLISCare premium* $2,372 $1,687 $1,816
Total $21,364 $19,196 $17,064

*This is a listing of the typical charges incurred for bariatric surgery and does not include any additional testing that may be needed. These fees are for patients who will not be billing insurance for any portion of the program. The total fee will need to be paid in full by the scheduled date of the operation. We accept all major credits cards. Third party financing is available.

Additional Testing

Additional testing might be needed but may be covered by insurance. If billed to insurance, they will be billed at the contracted rate. Self-pay prices are as follows:



Diagnostic EGD

EGD with three biopsy samples $1,254
Upper GI radiology $200
Upper GI radiology with KUB* $400
Upper GI radiology with SBFT* $400

*Normally not needed for new patients



  • Diagnostic EGD
  • CMP
  • Vitamin B12 & Folate
  • CBC
  • Thiamine/B1
  • PT/INR
  • Ionized Calcium
  • PTT
  • Zinc
  • Hgb A1C
  • Copper
  • Ferritin
  • Transferrin
  • Phsophorus
  • Iron & TIBC
  • TSH, pre-op only
  • Prealbumin
  • Vitamin A
  • Magnesium
  • Fasting lipid panel
  • 15–OH vitamin D
  • Fasting insulin


University of Utah Health Care Bariatric Surgery surgeons are BLIS surgeons. Becoming a BLIS Surgeon is a very selective process as determined exclusively by BLIS. This means that we meet very high standards of short term outcomes and long term patient success. As a result of our approval by BLIS, we are able to participate in an innovative new insurance coverage which allows us to make a commitment to our self-pay patients that should a covered complication occur within certain time frames following surgery, our patients are not responsible for the costs associated with the care of that complication. 

** The complication protection is exclusively part of the package price you will pay for your weight loss surgery. We are happy to provide this benefit to our patients and ease your mind and your wallet in this important decision to have a life-saving surgery.

**Other terms and conditions apply; please contact our office and review the self-pay contract for further details about this program.