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 that 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.