How much does a lap-band surgery usually cost?

10-25k. Depends on the area and cost of ye hospital.
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.
8-10, 000 usually.. The band and sleeve are now about the same cost. Frankly, with the higher failure rate (25%) and limited weight loss (40-50% of excess wt) many patients are moving over to a sleeve.
Around $13, 000. A surgery fee generally includes the surgeon's fee, anesthesiologist's fee, and the operating room fee. Different centers have different prices but, in general, the price is around $13, 000.

Related Questions

How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

Who cares? The popularity of a procedure doesn't mean it's the right procedure for you. Your choice should be made by you and your bariatric surgeon based on many factors. So have a consult with a Bariatric Surgeon recommended by your PCP.

Wanted to know if it is okay for me to atleast have a lap band surgery?

Maybe. Very complex question lap band is useful in patients that do not require large weight loss. See a bariatric surgery specialist.
Lap band. Can't answer that in such a short space. I spend an hour discussing that with new patients. You need to meet the bmi requirements first. If you do, you may then be a candidate for surgery. If you are, the next question is which operation is best for you. Just because you want a lap band doesn't mean that is the right operation for you. See http://www. Lapband. Com/ http://www. Realize. Com/.

Is a lap band surgery required if I have a high hba1c reading?

No. A high hba1c is more indicative that your blood sugar is not well controlled. You should talk to you medical doctor or your endocrinologist to help you optimize your treatments. Getting a lap band is probably something you and your medical doctor should talk about.
No. A lap band is surgery to restrict the stomach to facilitate weight loss. A high hga1c is a sign of poorly controlled blood sugars indicating you have diabetes. A lap band is not required. What is required is taking care of the diabetes so you dont have complications from the diabetes. Weight loss will help your blood suagr and diabetes but it should not be viewed as a cure.
No. But it is a great tool to lose weight and with dietary changes can reduce the blood sugar.
Diabetes. No. You don't any operation just because you have an elevated a1c (meaning you are a prediabetic or diabetic). However, losing weight may help if you have type 2 diabetes, so any of the weight loss operations can help. If your goal is to pick the operation that would improve your a1c the most, the answer is the gastric bypass, which can improve or cure diabetes in nearly 90% of type 2 diabetics.

Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Many factors. There are many factors that go into choosing the appropriate bariatric procedure for you. Such as dietary habits, if you are a sweet eater then a band might not be a good option. Do you have lots of comorbidities, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. If so then bypass or sleeve may be a better choice. Also how overweight are you? If you need to lose a lot of weight then band may be less favorable.
Wt loss, diabetes. You should consider all options (band bypass and sleeve). Factors include: amount of weight loss, diabetes, gastric reflux, and emotional issues. You can see a video on this comparison. Http://m.youtube. Com/#/watch? V=8et4wd43mgo. In general, more weight loss, better resolution of diabetes and reflux with the sleeve and bypass over the band.

I have a colectomy it done over 20 yrs ago ant to get lap band surgery would be safe for me had colectomy done for Crohn's disease and colectomy can I have a lap band surgery even thought I have the colectomy done overr 20 years ago

In. In general, having a colon resection should not interfere with having a band or a sleeve gastrectomy since the surgeon doesn't have to interact with the portion of intestines that were involved in the original colon surgery. If your colectomy was for crohn's disease, technically the lap band and possibly the realize band are contraindicated (please confirm with your bariatric surgeon). Any other cause for colectomy including ulcerative colitis shouldn't be an issue in terms of getting the band. Good luck.
It. It sounds like it may be an option for you and your doctor to discuss. You did not say if you still have crohn's disease or if you are currently on immuno-suppressant medications. Some medications for crohn's disease can negatively affect your immune system and increase risks of poor healing with surgery. Also if you have persistent crohn's disease, it is known that rarely crohn's can affect a person's stomach, and you may need further evaluation to tell if lap band surgery is safe for you. Also your current nutritional status is a factor for surgery and healing, but just having had a colon surgery 20 years ago is not likely to be a negative factor for you.
Lap band colectomy. Yes, it can be done. I have placed bands in people that have had colectomies. It can be tough because of all the scar tissue, but bands and sleeve gastrectomies can be done. A bypass would be very difficult to do though.
Yes. It is a soft contraindication with ibd to get lap band but it is perfectly safe to get it. There may be difficulty with adhesions.

Lab band I had a lap band surgery on nov. 18, I had major bruising. And my stitches began to leak blood. The blood has no oder and is dark in color. With this leaking the bruising has began to fade and the doc says to press the blood out if I can is this n

Bruising. Bruising is a sign of bleeding under the skin it is not "normal" but may not be dangerous either your surgeon is in the best position to determine if there is a reason to be concerned or not one potential concern is that bleeding through the wound where the port is located could increase the risk of infection of the port you may wish to discuss whether your surgeon feels it indicated to use some antibiotics to try and reduce the risk of this happening eric j. Demaria, md (www. Drericdemaria. Com) medical director new hope wellness center providing total bariatric care (www. Newhopewellnessnc. Com) crossfit exchange.....Raise the bar! (www. Crossfitexchange. Com) a unique multi-specialty facility providing comprehensive care for overweight and obese people specializing in lifelong care after bariatric surgery 9910 strickland rd, suite 100 raleigh, ncc 27615 (919) 861-6366 main number (919) 861-6367 fax number.
See surgeon. May have been hematoma-bruising that drained, but there are complications of your surgery that may need attention by your surgeon.
Bleeding lap band. Not normal, but it does happen occasionally. Patients undergoing surgery are usually given a blood thinner at the time of surgery which tends to make your blood thin. Some people can end up bleeding more than others. It usually stops and the bruising will eventually go away. Your wounds should not be draining fluid though. That is often a sign of a wound infection.

Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Weight. Weight loss surgery has many effects on your body, including changes in how your body processes and absorbs nutrients. This is more significant with gastric bypass surgery, but lap band surgery also affects these things. I would recommend that you continue close follow up with the surgeon who placed the lap band. You might need to have vitamin and nutrient levels checked, and may benefit from having the band inflated if you are not continuing to maintain your weight loss. Also, your surgeon may recommend nutritional counseling to help you maintain your weight loss. All the best, dr. Skourtis.
I. I guess I would spend soem time monitoring my calories in and out. You may realize that you are not burning up as many. Taking soemthing like phentabs may help suppress your appetite and maybe too increase your exerecising as well. Www. Beautybybrueck. Com.
I. I would recommend 2 things: 1. Consult with your lap band surgeon. The band might need to be tightened or repositioned. 2. Read the book 'sugar busters', it will explaine to you the physiology of fat production by our body. Changing your eating habits might help you lose weight.
No. Appetite suppressing medication may cause serious side effects such as arrhythmia and death. Stay away from them. Just adopt a healthy life style with proper diet and regular exercising.
Band. You can take an appetite suppressant but that really isn't the answer. You need to figure out why you are gaining weight. Eating too much food? Eating bad foods? Not exercising? Band too loose? Make sure your band is well adjusted. Maybe you need to see your surgeon. Address all of these issues first before thinking about taking diet pills.
Start by. Seeing your lap-band surgeon. Maybe you need a little more fluid in the lap-band?

Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Fatigue, . Fatigue, the band and one's general health should be evaluated prior to starting a stimulant, which would only be a short term fix for most people. Hypothyroidism, menopause, and depression are common causes of fatigue and weight gain. An adjustment in the band may be needed if one's appetite and food intake has changed. The foundation of maintaining a weight is evaluation of one's caloric intake and exercise. If weight gain is occurring, one needs to consume less calories or burn more calories through increased activity. It isn't an easy thing to do, but there are several health care providers who provide weight loss guidance if one doesn't know where to begin. Don peterson md cosmeticsurgicalarts. Com facebook. Com/donpetersonmd.
Weight. Weight loss surgery has many effects on your body, including changes in how your body processes and absorbs nutrients. This is more significant with gastric bypass surgery, but lap band surgery also affects these things. I would recommend that you continue close follow up with the surgeon who placed the lap band. You might need to have vitamin and nutrient levels checked, and may benefit from having the band inflated if you are not continuing to maintain your weight loss. Also, your surgeon may recommend nutritional counseling to help you maintain your weight loss. All the best, dr. Skourtis.
No. You need to change your eating habits. Pills are not the answer. They may have major side effects such as cardiac arrhythmia and death. So get help otherwise with your physician, nutritionist or psychologist.
Better options. You've been through a lot! Don't let all your hard work and effort go to waste. If you feel that you are not getting full fast enough, talk to your bariatric surgeon about filling your band a little more.
Band. You can take an appetite suppressant but that really isn't the answer. You need to figure out why you are gaining weight. Eating too much food? Eating bad foods? Not exercising? Band too loose? Make sure your band is well adjusted. Maybe you need to see your surgeon. Address all of these issues first before thinking about taking diet pills.

How much does lap band surgery cost?

Depends on place. Cash price for lap band surgery varies by location but generally it can be anywhere from $9000 to $15000 depending on where you go and how long they keep you in the hospital or surgery center.
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.