Some patients pay for their bariatric surgery using our self-pay option when their insurance doesn't cover the procedure. If you are using self-pay for your bariatric surgery, below is a list of fees:

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 $3,100 $3,386 $3,030
Anesthesia $1,050 $1,050 $1,050
Facility stay (most patients stay for 2 days) $13,444 $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

Prices also include post-op care from your surgeon and dietitian for one year after your surgery.

*These fees are for patients who will not be billing insurance for any portion of their surgery. This is a list of the typical charges most patients have for bariatric surgery. These prices do not include any additional testing that you may need.

If you are using self-pay, you will need to pay the total fee in full by the scheduled date of your 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's bariatric surgeons are BLIS surgeons. Becoming a BLIS Surgeon is a very selective process determined exclusively by BLIS. This means that we meet very high standards for short term outcomes and long term patient success.

Because we are approved by BLIS, we are able to participate in an innovative new insurance coverage which allows us to make a unique commitment to our self-pay patients:

  • If you have a covered complication within a certain time frame after your surgery, you are not responsible for the costs associated with caring for that complication. 

** This complication protection is only offered as 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.