(Includes surgeon, facility, and anesthesia fees)

Each additional procedure will be $2,500.


Our office accepts all major credit cards, cashier checks and money orders for your surgery. Some financing options include personal loans, home equity loans or borrowing from your 401K.

Prosper Healthcare Lending is also a financing option. For more information and to apply, visit


Telco Credit Union offers membership to anyone who becomes a “Friend of the Ronald McDonald House of Greenville, NC”.  Once you become a member of Telco, financing options may be available to you. Visit Telco Credit Union’s website for more information and to apply at:

Policy & Process

Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy

Patients interested in a sleeve gastrectomy should contact our office for an appointment. Your first step is to be scheduled to for our educational seminar and an appointment with Julie Johannes, PA-C for your initial evaluation. Lab work will also be done at this visit. If you have health insurance your specialist copay is due and a $500.00 deposit will be collected when you meet with Julie. At any time throughout the process if you have questions or concerns, please contact Laura Smith at (252) 295-9898.

  • Requirements for approval depend on your health

  • Your insurance MAY help pay for the preop evaluations

    • There will be scheduling options available

    • Evaluations could be an additional cost if you do not have insurance benefits or coverage (estimated $2,000-3,000)

  • BMI can range from 30 to 49

  • BLISCare Protection Plan will need to be purchased prior to scheduling

    • If hospitalization is required, this would cover up to 90 days

    • Cost is $1,701.81 for a sleeve

    • Cost is $2,135.14 for conversion from band to sleeve

  • This process could take up to one month to complete

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy is $12,000

    • $500 non-refundable deposit will be collected at initial eval

    • Payment for BLISCare and remaining balance of $11,500 is due at surgery scheduling

* Our goal is that the total cost will not exceed $16,500 for the entire process

Patients that are in need of a general surgery procedure, please contact our office for your consultation with the surgeon of your choice. If you have health insurance your specialist copay is due and a $500.00 deposit will be collected when you meet with your surgeon. This will not include any additional testing. The remaining amount of your surgery must be paid at the time of scheduling.

Laparoscopic Gastric band removal:

If you are having difficulty swallowing, nausea or vomiting with your gastric band and would like to have it removed, but your insurance will not pay we have this option available.

Laparoscopic Conversion from band to sleeve gastrectomy

Requirements for this procedure are the same as the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy above.

Laparoscopic Gallbladder surgery

Common diagnostic testing is an ultrasound or CT of the abdomen, in some cases you may also have a HIDA Scan to determine the functionality of your gallbladder. These tests are normally performed prior to your appointment at our office by your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist. If we need to order additional testing this will be a separate fee from your surgery.

Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

An inguinal hernia is located in the groin area. This can sometimes be diagnosed by a physician exam. If the hernia is not apparent on a physical exam an ultrasound, CT or MRI may be ordered.

Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair

An umbilical hernia is in the belly button region. This is normally diagnosed by an exam, but sometimes diagnostic testing such as an ultrasound or CT may be ordered.

Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair and nissen fundoplication

This surgery is used to treat severe reflux. Prior to surgery, common testing could include one or more of the following: a barium swallow, endoscopy, and sometimes an esophageal manometry.