Specialty surgeon complete packaged procedure for a lap band surgery by a gastroenterologist.
The ‘Lap-Band System’ is the brand name of the FDA-approved, adjustable gastric band used in the Lap-Band procedure. A Lap-Band is a silicone belt or collar that goes around the upper part of the stomach. After this restrictive, reversible surgery, your stomach will be roughly the size of a golf ball, and only able to hold an ounce of food. As a result, your appetite will decrease, and you will eat less, feel full sooner, and gradually lose weight.
The Lap-Band System is adjustable. It is connected to a port that sits underneath the skin. This port can be inflated with saline to tighten it and expedite weight loss. Saline can also be removed to loosen the band and alleviate side effects, if necessary.
A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band commonly referred to as Lap Band Surgery is a type of bariatric surgery for obesity. 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 patients’ intestines are not re-routed and they can continue to absorb nutrients from food normally. Gastric bands are made entirely of biocompatible materials.
Treatment 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.