Gastric Band Removal Gastroenterologist Surgery
Specialty surgeon complete packaged procedure.
Gastric band removal is the removal of the restrictive band on the stomach and is indicated for band complications or failure to lose weight.
Several methods of removal are available.
If the gastric band has been placed laparoscopically, it may be possible to remove it the same way.
Another method consists of the gastroscopic band and tube removal, combined with the removal of the port under local anesthesia.
However, an ‘open’ procedure may be necessary to remove a band. Surgeons report that after the band is removed, the stomach returns to essentially a normal state.
Gastric band removal gastroenterologist surgery cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures, and drugs required to administer the plan of care.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.