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Can you pay for bariatric surgery with an HSA?
Are you wondering if you can pay for bariatric surgery with an HSA? You may also be wondering if this item is eligible or ineligible for use with your HSA funds, or if it qualifies for reimbursement.
Yes, you can pay for bariatric surgery with an HSA.
More details about bariatric surgeryBariatric surgery is a surgical procedure where the stomach is reduced in size in order to limit the amount of food someone can eat, therefore making weight loss easier. There are a variety of ways in which this can be achieved, including biliopancreatic diversion, vertical banded gastroplasty (stomach stapling), an adjustable gastric band, and sleeve gastrectomy.
Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for bariatric surgery with your HSA card before making any purchases.
A good rule of thumb is that if your doctor diagnosed you with a specific medical condition or ordered a treatment, product, or prescription specifically for you, your HSA should cover it. Sometimes your HSA will even cover items that it normally wouldn't if you have a letter of medical necessity signed by your doctor. Again, you should check with your HSA administrator before any purchase if you have any questions about an item being eligible or ineligible.