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Prosper Healthcare Lending

Prosper HealthCare Lending is the premier financing company in the healthcare industry. With over $3 Billion borrowed and over 250,000 people empowered, this is a name and a program you can trust.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive with a loan from Prosper Healthcare Lending:

  • Immediate decisions for loans under $35,000
  • Longer terms for lower monthly payments
  • No collateral required
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Fast & easy loan inquiry process
  • 100% Confidential

Cash Payment/Payment Options

Currently, Dr. Bellanger and the Weight Loss Surgery Center does not accept Medicaid. However, surgery is still an option for otherwise qualified patients at a cash price.

Our office has negotiated a reasonable cash package for our patients who will pay directly for their weight loss operations. Additionally we work closely with several lending institutions to provide favorable financing options. For a detailed statement regarding the direct pay package prices, please contact us.

For a Cash Price Breakdown, please contact our office.

Insurance Information

After you have spent a considerable amount of time exploring the option of weight loss surgery, you will need to determine how to pay for the surgical procedure.

While insurance coverage for weight loss surgery is available to some, it often requires a lengthy and complicated approval process. The best chance for obtaining approval for insurance coverage comes from working together with your bariatric surgeon and other experts.

Here are some of the key steps you should take to obtain insurance coverage for weight loss surgery:

  • Read and understand the “certificate of coverage” that your insurance company is required by law to give you. If you do not have one, consult your company’s benefits administrator or ask your insurance company directly.
  • You may be required to start with your primary care physician. In some cases, he or she is the only one you can ask for a referral to a qualified bariatric surgeon. Even if you are not required to get a referral, it is a good idea to have the support of your primary care physician.
  • Before visiting the bariatric surgeon, organize your medical records, including your history of dieting efforts. They will be valuable documents to have at every stage of the approval process.
  • Document every visit you make to a healthcare professional for obesity-related issues or visits to supervised weight loss programs. Document “other” weight loss attempts made through diet centers and fitness club memberships. Keep good records, including receipts.
  • If your bariatric surgeon recommends weight loss surgery, he or she will prepare a letter to obtain pre-authorization from your insurance company. The goal of this letter is to establish the “medical necessity” of weight loss surgery and gain approval for the procedure.

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“Dr. Bellanger was completely professional and seemed compassionate to my situation. He has always been pleasant to deal with. He completed my surgery with no complications. Dr. Bellanger and his staff are always friendly and very supportive. They answered all my questions and gave me plenty of information on top of what I asked. I had no doubts or fears going into surgery.
I do not have any complaints at all. I have no trouble recommending Dr. Bellanger and his staff to anyone in need of this type of surgery.”
Chris, Baton Rouge, LA