Bariatric Insurance, Pricing and Financing

A patient with Dr. Donn Spight

We’ll help you work through a range of payment options for bariatric treatment. We pair world-class quality with some of the lowest prices in the state.

We’ll work with you to put weight-loss surgery at OHSU within reach.

  • If you have health care insurance, we can help you seek authorization for bariatric treatment.
  • If you don’t have insurance, call our scheduling coordinator at 503-494-1983 to learn about other options.
  • We offer some of the lowest pricing in Oregon.
  • We can direct you to a financing option.


Many health insurance companies cover bariatric treatment. The best way to find out if yours does is to call the company and ask. Your doctor’s opinion that surgery is medically necessary doesn’t guarantee coverage.

If your plan offers coverage, we’re happy to help you gain authorization. It’s important to understand that different companies require different types of information.

We’ll also help you figure out which parts of treatment are covered. Not every plan covers all the appointments that are needed.

Pricing and self-pay

At OHSU Bariatric Services, we provide the most complete bariatric care and most experienced bariatric surgical team in Oregon. Yet we also offer among the lowest prices in the state:
  • Gastric sleeve surgery: $16,300 to $20,400
  • Gastric bypass surgery: $25,700

These fees cover surgery with one of our expert bariatric surgeons, plus many other services.

They do not cover required appointments with a nurse practitioner, physical therapist and psychologist. They also do not cover appointments you may need with specialists, such as in sleep medicine or heart care.

Call our scheduling coordinator at 503-494-1983 to learn more about pricing.


Propser HealthCare Lending offers loans for bariatric treatment. The company is a leader in financing for bariatric surgery.

Benefits include:

  • Immediate decisions for loans of less than $35,000
  • Affordable monthly payments, with terms as long as 84 months (seven years)
  • No collateral required
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Fast and easy application process
  • Completely confidential