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How much overweight to qualify for the lap band procedure?

How much overweight  to qualify for the lap band procedure?

80-100 lbs: Depends more with your insurance carrier than anything. Check with a surgeon who does bands. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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Is it allowed for a teenager to get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Is it allowed for a teenager to get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Teen: Waiting until 18 would be ideal but 16 ; 17 year olds can have surgery but should only do so at an adolescent weight loss surgery program and after extensive evaluation. This includes the usual evaluations by the surgeon, dietician, ; social worker, plus a pediatric endocrinologist, pediatrician, and x-rays of their growth plates to prove physiologic maturity. ...Read more

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How to know if i qualify for lap band surgery?

How to know if i qualify for lap band surgery?

Not first option: See your doctor will refer you to weight loss centre near you , after work up first will try non operative medical measures ; treatments , if you really want to loose weight and work with them you will , if your fail then prepare you for right surgery for you. Best benefits are obtained by following the protocol of that institute ...Read more

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Can you tell me the price range for a roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery!?

Can you tell me the price range for a roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery!?

Gastric bypass : Well, insurance usually covers it if you qualify (bmi over 40 if you have no medical problems, or bmi over 35 with medical problems). If you don't have insurance, you are looking at somewhere between $20-30, 000. You can get financing through care credit as one example. ...Read more

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What is the lap band procedure and how it works but is weight loss certain after surgery?

What is the lap band procedure and how it works but is weight loss certain after surgery?

Lap band: Weight loss is not guaranteed after any of the weight loss operations. However, the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy have significantly higher success rates than the lap band. The lap band is still a good operation, but it's something you need to be aware of. You can read about the procedures at http://www.Realize.Com. ...Read more

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Im 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Im 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Start investigating: First place to start is with your insurance company as many will pay for bariatric surgery if you meet their established criteria. Second is to start investigating the surgeons that do the procedure. Get recommendations and referrals from others that have gone through the surgery. Lastly, start an exercise routine now that you will commit to continuing after the surgery. ...Read more

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Is it impossible to maintain weight after lap band removal?

Is it impossible to maintain weight after lap band removal?

Yes: After lap band removal you should continue on a low fat low calorie diet if you are trying to lose weight. The lap band was acting like a belt, making you feel full sooner. Once it is removed, your stomach will have a larger capacity, so you won't feel full as quickly. It is best to see a nutritionist and figure out an optimal calorie diet for continued weight loss ...Read more

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How much does lap band surgery cost?

How much does lap band surgery cost?

10k plus: If your insurance doesn't cover it you can get it for 10k but you will need to get blis insurance for warranty and buy adjustments. ...Read more

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How can you decide between gastric bypass or lapband surgery?

How can you decide between gastric bypass or lapband surgery?

Many factors: Primary factors include how much weight you need to lose and the presence or absence of diabetes and other comorbidities. Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy tend to be better in patients with higher bmis and diabetes. In any event would consult with a bariatric surgeon in your area to help you decide. ...Read more

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How much does a tummy tuck cost in ca? 22 f 5ft3 190 looking for a tummy tuck. However i can't find any prices no where. Can anyone help me?

How much does a tummy tuck cost in ca? 22 f 5ft3 190 looking for a tummy tuck. However i can't find any prices no where. Can anyone help me?

Varies: The cost for a tummy tuck will vary according to the geographic area. In el paso, texas, the cost in my practice is around $7, 500 with all costs included. You can expect moderate to severe pain immediately after the surgery and improving rapidly. ...Read more

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What exactly is the youngest they can preform bariatric (weight loss) surgery on?

What exactly is the youngest they can preform bariatric (weight loss) surgery on?

Depends: The most accepted answer is when the child has stopped growing. You want the growth plates to be fully mature before undergoing bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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How much does a lap-band surgery usually cost?

How much does a lap-band surgery usually cost?

Ask for the details: When they quote you a price you have to make sure what it includes. The main costs are the hospital, anesthesia fees and surgeon fees. The lap band is usually done on an outpatient basis but some people have to stay one night in the hospital. You need to ask upfront if the price quoted include a possible overnight stay. At our hospital the price for a lap band is $10500, all included. ...Read more

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I'm considering the lap band. How risky is the procedure?

Quite: There are several complications include band shift, band erosion (where it breaks through the wall of the esophagus/stomach), and pain. This is a very high risk procedure that does not have the same benefits long term of a gastric bypass (roux-en-y) procedure or others. Don't get fooled into thinking it will resolve all of the problems. ...Read more

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How much would a cholecystectomy cost if the patient only has medicare? - ballpark

How much would a cholecystectomy  cost  if  the patient only has  medicare? - ballpark

Balance of deductabl: Most of the facilities will take medicare and will charge the deductible. If you can not afford they may even wave the balances not pushing you to pay, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the standard BMI requirements for gastric bypass?

Can you tell me about the standard BMI requirements for gastric bypass?

BMI requirement: If you are healthy and have no medical problems, you need a bmi of 40 or greater. If you have some medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, etc., you need a bmi of 35 or higher. You cannot be a smoker either. ...Read more

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If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? .

If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? 

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Although : Although the situation you describe is unclear, it seems that you may have had a lap band and now found to have an ulcer near the area of the band and that you have been suggested to have this revised. If indeed this is the case, you should consider whether you have taken medications that may have increased the risk for stomach ulceration, such as the use of Aspirin or steroids. It that is not the case and the ulcer is near the vicinity of the lap band, then one should consider whether this is a lap band erosion, which can occur if the reservoir is overfilled, incorrectly placed, or other events, such as prolonged vomiting may have preceded this. As this occurs in about 3-5% of cases, it is not common, but the treatment will require removal of the lap band. In this case, another lap band is not usually recommended, but rather consideration to conversion to another bariatric procedure, such as sleeve gastrectomy, after the ulcer is healed. ...Read more

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After lap band weightloss, will you need to have surgery to get rid of the excess skin?

After lap band weightloss, will you need to have surgery to get rid of the excess skin?

Depends: Younger, non-smokers with healthy skin may bounce back better and not show as much sagging. Older patients with less elasticity in their skin may not respond as well and sag. Exercising to build some muscle to replace the fat may help some. ...Read more

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