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Lap Band  

One of several surgical weight loss options, the LAP-BAND® procedure helps patients working to overcome obesity. The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is placed around the upper part of the stomach and filled with saline to create a smaller stomach pouch that holds a small amount of food. This treatment allows patients to feel full faster, causing them to eat less and lose weight. Approved by the FDA in 2001, the LAP-BAND procedure is the most popular option for weight loss surgery in the United States.

Typical Minimum Cost of Lap Band (based on national averages):
$2,000.00
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Typical Maximum Cost of Lap Band (based on national averages):
$15,000.00
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National Average Cost of Lap Band:
$8,500.00
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Time Required for Lap Band:
30-60 minutes.
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Is Lap Band an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
Outpatient
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What are the Side Effects of Lap Band?
Nausea, vomiting, implant slippage, bruising, swelling


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How Long do Lap Band results last?
The Lap Band is intended to last for the rest of a patient's life. The band can be removed, but it is usually not recommended.


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What is the recovery time for Lap Band?
Patients can return to work and other normal activity within 3-5 days. Exercise can begin after 6 months.
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Will my insurance company cover Lap Band?
As a bariatric procedure, some insurance companies cover the lap band partially or fully-- ask your insurance provider for more coverage information.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Lap Band?
Lap Band surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
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