Aloha Surgery FAQs

What insurance does Aloha Surgery take?

ALOHA Surgery is a private practice that participates with most insurances. This includes HMSA plans, UHA, HMA, and HMAA. We also participate with United Healthcare, Tricare, Blue Cross, and Medicare. Please call us for specific insurance coverage questions.

Bariatric Surgery is a covered procedure for most insurances. However, many plans mandate unique requirements in order to cover Bariatric Surgery. These requirements can often change, so it is best to speak with our insurance specialist for particular coverage.

What is the “out-of-pocket” price for bariatric surgery?

Assuming your insurance covers a particular bariatric operation, there will be additional monies that you will be responsible for. This includes your insurance copay for the hospital stay and surgeon visits. In addition, Castle Hospital currently collects a program fee of $300 for bariatric surgery patients. Your insurance will determine the patient’s out-of-pocket responsibility. Due to the wide variety of plans, it is best to speak with our insurance specialist to determine your financial commitment.

For a more accurate estimate, please visit our contact page and either fill out the contact form, or call the office to speak with our friendly staff.


What is the recovery time for a bariatric procedure?

Patient’s undergoing a Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass or a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy can plan on spending one or two nights in the hospital. The day after surgery, expect on taking about two weeks off from work. Many patients take two weeks off from work, however the time off is variable. We’ve had patients return to work 3 days later, and some people return 5 weeks later.

A patient can shower two days after surgery. Activity is based on your comfort level. Typically, light walking is the standard for the first week, followed by gradual increases in physical activity as tolerated.


How long does it take from start to finish to get my bariatric procedure?

As with all surgical procedures, there are many factors that come into play when it comes to getting ready for the operation.

Factors such as your type of insurance, scheduling your appointments with the team members, and obtaining preoperative testing can greatly affect how long it takes for a patient to have a procedure done. In general, we strive to be efficient with your time, and most patients are ready for surgery within two months.

To get the process started, view the patients page and see if surgery is right for you!

How long is the procedure?

Operations generally take one to two hours. They are performed under a general anesthesia. We use the same operating team every time to ensure safety and efficiency.

For more information, visit the procedures page and to see a complete list of procedures and their estimated times.