Gastric Band Gastroenterologist Consultation
Specialty physician consultation – 1 hour for gastric band consultation, a type of Bariatric surgery for treatment of obesity, is an inflatable silicone device that is placed around the top portion of the stomach, via laparoscopic surgery.
A small access port placed just under the skin is used to adjust the band as needed. The patient’s intestines are not re-routed and they can continue to absorb nutrients from food normally.
The total cost includes a one-hour consultation with a specialist.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.