Self Pay Options



Gastric Band

For a limited time, we have been able to reduced the cost of gastric band (Lap Band) surgery to $12,000*. This cost includes your surgeon’s fees, the facility fee, and anesthesia fees.

The costs of your pre-surgical testing including radiology and blood tests are not included but most of the time can be obtained through your primary care physician under your insurance coverage. If you do not have general medical insurance, we can help you obtain these tests at a reduced self pay price through different facilities in Chattanooga. The cost of your surgical consultation will be $250.

*You must meet criteria in order to schedule surgery. You will be evaluated at your consultation appointment with the surgeon in order to determine if there are any factors that would exclude you from this program.

Gastric Sleeve

We offer self pay for sleeve gastrectomy for $12,000. The sleeve gastrectomy surgical package includes:

  • Surgical Fees
  • Hospital Fees
  • Anesthesia Fees
  • Program Fees

The package also includes BLIS Complication Protection Insurance for Self Patients for 90+ Days including:

  • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung problems)
  • Thromboembolic (Blood clots)
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Leak
  • Perforation
  • Stenosis (Narrowing)
You will be responsible for obtaining a list of required pre-admission tests and x-rays determined by your surgeon prior to surgery. This testing will be at your own expense, however many if not all of these test can be covered by insurance through your primary care provider or a network provider. Your surgeon or anesthesiologist may also find it necessary for you to complete further tests based on the results of the above required testing. You will be notified if further testing will be required.

Orbera Weight Loss Balloon

The cost of the weight loss balloon’s 6 month comprehensive program is $6799*. This not only includes the device, insertion and removal procedures (surgeon, anesthesia, and facility), but 6 months of follow up with our highly trained medical and nutritional staff members. Financing is available.

*$6799 is the discounted self pay price if paid by cashier’s check or money order. The total cost of the procedure is $6999.

Obalon Balloon System 

The cost of the Obalon Balloon System, including 3 balloons and our 6 month comprehensive program is $6000. Financing is available.


Payments may be made with cash, cashier's check, money orders, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. 


Thank you for visiting CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care. We are a group of weight loss experts, led by Dr. Jaime Ponce, who focus on a complete program for our patients to lose weight. We are committed not only to a successful procedure - including gastric sleeve, gastric band, gastric bypass, revisions and weight loss balloons - but also in an aftercare program that gives you the best chance for success. 

Call us today at (423) 899-1000 or register for a free educational seminar.