Lap band surgery is an effective medical procedure that has helped countless people get over the enormous hurdle of losing weight.
For many people, losing weight isn’t as simple as starting a new diet or implementing a new exercise routine. All over the world, millions of people struggle to achieve weight loss for a number of reasons, both medical and psychological.
If you have had difficulty losing weight, then you know how frustrating this can be.
Sound familiar? It’s not uncommon to feel helpless because of your weight and your inability to do something about it. But that doesn’t mean you should allow it to take over your life.
It’s important to remember that you have options. Lap band surgery may be the solution you need to make a dramatic change in your life.
At Obesity Control Center – the world leader in gastric band surgery – we are committed to educating patients on their medical options to help them achieve the results they’re looking for. We’ve created this page as a basic guide to understanding the lap band procedure and how it works.
Lap band (also known as gastric band) surgery is a procedure that helps limit your food intake and makes you feel fuller with less amounts of food.
Here’s a basic overview of how it works:
The gastric band is also adjustable, which is why this procedure is especially popular as a long-term solution for weight loss. Over time, as you lose weight, the band will change and require periodic adjustments.
The anatomy of the stomach is not changed with this procedure, which means the band can also be removed entirely at a later time if you feel it is no longer necessary.
Many patients are surprised to hear that the cost of lap band surgery is less than they thought. Plus, the procedure may be partly or fully covered by your medical insurance or Medicare.
At Obesity Control Center, we do everything we can to help you achieve the new look – and new life – you’ve been dreaming about. Every solution we offer is designed to be affordable, especially when compared to national averages at hospitals across the United States.
We provide additional financing options to patients who require some extra assistance. Through carefully selected third parties, you may be able to finance your procedure with monthly payments that fit your budget.
And, since our surgeons are among the most qualified in the world, we can minimize costs by getting you back on your feet in as little time as possible. The typical length of stay for lap band surgery at Obesity Control Center is just one day at the hospital and one day at a local hotel.
Included in the cost of your surgery at Obesity Control Center:
The exact cost of lap band surgery will depend on your specific circumstances, so we invite you to call us toll-free at any time to learn more and discuss your options confidentially. We will help you determine the most affordable solution for your situation.
Obesity Control Center is the world leader in lap band surgery and has performed more than 9,000 bariatric (weight loss) procedures for patients who have come to us from all over the globe.
Because of the vast experience of our teams, many leading doctors in our field have even received training and instruction from our surgeons.
Our gastric band surgery is minimally invasive and performed while patients are under anesthesia. Our surgeons also use the Ortiz Anti-Slip Stitch procedure, an exclusive technique developed by our lead physician that ensures greater long-term success.
If you’re ready to start on a path to a new life, contact us today and see for yourself why we are recognized as a world leader in obesity control and weight management.