Financing your bariatric surgery shouldn’t be difficult to obtain and manage. Fortunately, United Credit offers several financing options for those seeking weight loss surgery. June is Bariatric month at UMC. In our 3 part series, we explore the different types of weight loss surgeries, how to prepare your life before and after your surgery, and much more.
Most people aren’t obese because they choose to be, or because of lifestyle factors, but because of genetic factors that influence whether their bodies are more or less efficient at converting carbs and fats into energy. Others may be obese because of an enforced, rather than chosen, lifestyle such as a long period of medically-necessary bed rest during pregnancy or while recovering from an accident. For many of these people, life used to be an endless treadmill of being shamed for their weight by doctors, friends, family, and thoughtless strangers on the street.
Bariatric surgery has changed this picture, giving hope to millions of people who cannot lose weight any other way. As bariatric surgical procedures have advanced and criteria for eligibility and post-treatment protocols have become better defined, people who need to lose weight for serious medical reasons have found they have more options with less risk than ever before. However, surgical weight-loss procedures are never undertaken simply for vanity’s sake. These are done when a patient is at risk of severe medical complications or even death from being obese.
The popularity of bariatric surgery peaked in 2008-2009, and then dropped, possibly owing to the economic uncertainty of the Great Recession. In 2008 and 2009, roughly 200,000 people underwent lap-band, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass surgery. In 2010, only about 150,000-160,000 people had these surgeries or about 1% of the people who would be considered viable candidates. However, bariatric procedures are rebounding in popularity, and are more affordable than ever. United Medical Credit is proud to help make bariatric surgery even more accessible and give more people a chance at a long and healthy life.
The most popular kinds of bariatric surgery are:
Only your doctors can say for sure which bariatric surgery will give you optimum results because every case is different. However, once you and your healthcare provider have determined which choice best meets your needs, United Credit is ready and waiting to help you find your way back to the healthy body you’ve been missing. Remember to check back for Part 2 of our Bariatric Surgery Series, including everything you need to know about what lifestyle changes you should prepare for before your surgery to reduce complication risk and get the maximum benefits from your procedure!
As Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Nate expertly drives revenue growth for United Credit by leading sales and marketing strategies across all channels. With over 20 years of experience working with global brands in various industries, Nate has a proven track record of boosting sales, expanding market share, and building strong relationships. His unique ‘right-brain + left-brain’ approach combines business acumen and strategic thinking with striking creative execution, ensuring United Credit’s sales and marketing efforts consistently deliver results for continued success.
Matthew is the President and Founder of United Credit. Matt founded fintech company United Medical Credit in 2011 to connect consumers and businesses with an array of experienced, innovative financing solutions. In 2022, the company grew and became United Credit, fueling an expansion into retail markets while retaining its expertise in specialty healthcare.
Since its founding, Matt has provided leadership for all aspects of the Company, emphasizing long-term growth while ensuring United Credit delivers value to its consumers, merchants, and business partners. The Company has risen in the fintech space as a preferred consumer financing partner under his tenure.
Matt is also an active member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), the world’s largest leadership community of company chief executives.