LAP-BAND® Benefits

LAP-BAND® Benefits

A woman jogging near the beachLAP-BAND® surgery has helped thousands of patients take control of their weight and improve their lives. With this type of gastric banding surgery, you can eat less and lose weight in a safe, controlled manner. When compared to other bariatric surgeries, LAP-BAND® offers patients stunning outcomes with shorter recovery periods. Award-winning surgeon Dr. David Passaretti can use LAP-BAND® surgery and the LifeBand® experience to help you achieve life-changing results at an affordable price, even if you have been denied insurance coverage. To learn more about LAP-BAND® benefits, contact our Darien, CTLifeBand® office today.

LAP-BAND® Surgery: Safe, Effective, and Reversible

When compared to other weight loss procedures like gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery, LAP-BAND® offers a number of unique benefits:

  • A minimal amount of tissue is disturbed and only small incisions are used.
  • The stomach tissue is not cut, removed, or otherwise manipulated during surgery.
  • Treatment is both reversible and adjustable, so your doctor can make modifications as necessary.

As with any surgery, LAP-BAND® carries some risks, and it is not ideal for every patient. During your consultation, Dr. Passaretti will review your unique situation to determine whether you are a candidate for LAP-BAND® surgery.

Added Benefits of the LifeBand® Experience

LifeBand® is a unique weight loss strategy that uses LAP-BAND® surgery to help a wide range of patients shed pounds and begin healthy new lifestyles. With the LifeBand® approach, you can receive premium care and begin your weight loss journey without being restricted by insurance companies or traditional hurdles to LAP-BAND® surgery.

In order to qualify for traditional LAP-BAND® surgery, most candidates must have a high body mass index (BMI) or serious, obesity-related health issues. With LifeBand®, we can treat patients who are seeking to lose as few as 30 pounds. Additionally, approved LifeBand® patients are not required to lose a specific amount of weight before their procedure. 

With traditional bariatric surgeons, patients must undergo LAP-BAND® surgery at an off-site facility or hospital. Those seeking a more comfortable and customized experience can turn to Dr. Passaretti and the LifeBand® approach for comprehensive weight loss treatments under one roof. Our operating room is state-licensed and certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

The LifeBand® experience was developed to help more patients receive the weight loss surgery they need at an affordable, out-of-pocket rate. In terms of financial benefits, LAP-BAND® surgery is often not covered by medical insurance, even for patients who are good candidates for treatment. The LifeBand® experience begins at $10,999, while traditional LAP-BAND® surgery can cost as much as $30,000.

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Dr. Passaretti believes that every patient who visits his practice is unique. So whether you are seeking dramatic transformations or subtle enhancements, we can create a fully customized treatment plan to meet your needs. If you have sought traditional LAP-BAND® surgery in the past and found you did not qualify, the LifeBand® experience may offer an effective and affordable solution. To learn more about LAP-BAND® surgery benefits and the LifeBand® experience, schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti today.


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Darien, CT 06820
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