Patient Resources

Before Considering Surgery

What are the Requirements for Surgery?

To be considered for surgery with Dr. Hargroder, the following requirements must be met:

  • Be between 15 and 70 years old (over age 60 requires a special evaluation)
  • Have a BMI of 30 or greater (BMI below 35 require special consideration) BMI below 35 is not covered by insurance.
  • More than 60 lbs. overweight
  • Patients who have had previous weight loss surgery require special consideration

If you meet the above requirement and wish to be considered for surgery, register on this website or call our office.

Where are procedures performed?

Dr. Hargroder is currently performing weight loss procedures in the following accredited facilities:

  • St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, La
  • Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, La
  • Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital in Hammond, La

What is the cost? What is included?

St Elizabeth / Woman’s Hospital / Cypress Hospital:
$22,625.00 Laparoscopic Gastric By-Pass (Roux-en-y)*
$15,500.00 Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy*
$16,000.00 Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding*

*All prices include the office consultation, hospital and physician charges, standard pre-op screening, anesthesia, 90 day post-op complications for both the physician and the hospital, and 5 years office visits, as well as the physician assistant.

There are additional fees for revisions of previous bariatric surgeries. Please call and schedule an appointment for exact pricing.

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What Financing Options Exist?

Financing is available! Whether you are looking to finance your entire procedure or just your out of pocket costs, these lenders can help.

Lucia Patterson, NOLA Lending
Call today! 225-291-2100 ext. 203

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
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Office Manager & SculpSure Technician
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Clinic Coordinator & SculpSure Technician
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Holly Edmonds
Physician Assistant & SculpSure Technician
We accept most insurances. Please contact the office for additional insurance information.