Bariatric Surgery - Surgical Weight Loss

Self Pay Options

Why Choose University of Utah for Bariatric Surgery?

  • Nationally ranked as one of the best health systems in the country.
  • Access to specialists and field experts in all areas of medicine at a distinguished academic medical center.
  • Comprehensive team of highly trained experts in bariatric surgery, nutrition, and exercise physiology.
  • Commitment to quality and excellent outcomes, as well as, long-term follow-up.
  • Post-operative insurance through BLIScare for self-pay patients to cover potential post-surgical complications.
  • Complete pre and post-surgical diagnostic testing including endoscopy, lab work, and x-rays if needed.
  • Individualized exercise program customized to your ability and bi-weekly group fitness classes.
  • Lifelong access to the invaluable monthly Bariatric support group with other pre and post-surgical patients.
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 might be warranted, but also may be covered by insurance.
  • If billed to insurance, they will be billed at the contracted rate.
  • Self-pay prices are as follows:
Procedure Price
Diagnostic EGD $1,100
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 indicated for New Patients

Labs Price
  • CMP
  • Vitamin B12 & Folate
  • CBC
  • Thiamine/B1
  • PT/INR
  • Ionized Calcium
  • PTT
  • Zinc
  • Hgb A1C
  • Copper
  • Ferritin
  • Transferrin
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron & TIBC
  • TSH Pre-Op only
  • PTH
  • H. Pylori Pre-Op only
  • Prealbumin
  • Vitamin A
  • Magnesium
  • Fasting Lipid Panel
  • 25-OH Vitamin D
  • Fasting Insulin