Specialty surgeon complete packaged procedure for a gastric band. The gastric band is a type of bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity. There is an inflatable silicone device that is placed around the top portion of the stomach, via laparoscopic surgery, this is referred to as the gastric band. 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.
This gastric band treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures, and drugs required to administer the plan of care. The package includes all hospital material for the surgery, doctors’ fees, pre-surgery blood work. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.