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COST SAVINGS FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
Data shows that 35.7% of adults are obese and that 1 in 5 health care dollars are spent on diabetes care with half directly attributable to treatment. Besides type 2 diabetes, obesity often leads to other co-morbidities including hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, stroke, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, hyperuricemia, gout and osteoarthritis. These all compound a company’s healthcare spend, while a reduction in employee productivity further impacts the business. Bariatric surgery has been proven to resolve 76.8% of type 2 diabetes, 61.7% of hypertension, 83.6% of sleep apnea and 78.5% of hyperlipidemia. Many have touted Bariatric Surgery is the Best Solution for Obesity. And recently new guidelines for bariatric surgery demonstrate that more patients, clinicians and payers should embrace surgical interventions to treat obesity. Even the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions encourages including bariatric surgery to benefit plan design.
BARIATRIC SURGERY HAS BEEN PROVEN TO…
RESOLVE TYPE 2 DIABETES BY 76.8%
RESOLVE HYPERTENSION BY 61.7%
RESOLVE SLEEP APNEA BY 83.6%
RESOLVE HYPERLIPIDEMIA 78.5%
WHEN COMBINED WITH LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION, BARIATRIC SURGERY CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN ADDRESSING OBESITY
- High Performance Providers carries less than a 1% complication rate compared to a national average of 17%
- Safer than a Gallbladder removal or joint replacement
- A complication will cost a plan a minimum of $100k
Imagine the cost savings this could bring to a health plan and the health improvements that would be recognized by your workforce.