Surgery to lose weight is expensive. Typical costs can range from $ 20,000 to $ 25,000, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The price of your surgery to lose weight will depend on several factors:

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The type of surgery you are going to have. The types of weight loss surgery include gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, vertical gastric band (also called stomach stapling), sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion. Other options include intragastric balloons or even an electric implant device. Each one has a different rate.

Your surgeon’s fee. This will vary depending on where you live, the experience of your surgeon and the complexity of the procedure.

The hospital you choose. Costs will vary and may include operating and hospital rooms, among other fees.