Lap band surgery is one of the most popular forms of weight loss surgery, and it's easy to see why. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can often be performed on an outpatient basis. The bands themselves are adjustable to allow the patient to have their stomach capacity increased or decreased as need be. They can be just as effective as they are convenient.
The procedure was made famous by the success of celebrities like Al Roker and Roseanne Barr, but after years of development lap band surgery has gotten cheap enough for anyone to afford. In addition, many health insurance plans will help with the payment of the procedure.
“But just what is the cost?,” you may ask. Despite becoming almost commonplace in today's culture, it is still a form of surgery, and like anything else, you get what you pay for.
One of the most important factors in any weight loss surgery is the surgeon. Many surgeons are qualified for the procedure, but the ones with more experience will come with a higher price. It is up to you to find a comfortable medium between affordability and know-how. The surgeons we work with are all top-notch and, for their experience, reputation and success rates, are very affordable.
Almost as important as the cost of the surgery is the location where it will be performed. Lap band surgeries are performed all over world, with many prominent facilities in Mexico and Canada. Travel time and fuel costs will need to be factored in as well, and weighed against options that are closer to home.
The choice of facility for your weight loss surgery is also important. Weight loss clinics provide a narrow range of services and thus are able to offer a lower price. However, surgeries performed in a hospital setting may be safer. If complications arise during lap band surgery, it's better to be in a hospital that is equipped to deal with a number of potential health issues.
When considering lap band surgery, all of the costs must be examined – not just the financial ones. Choosing a skilled surgeon and a reputable hospital may cost more money, but it will be made up for in safety and success.