LAP-BAND® Cost: LifeBand® Places the Treatment You Need within Your Budget
If you can benefit from LAP-BAND® surgery, but do not qualify for insurance coverage, the LifeBand® approach is a new option to consider. The LAP-BAND® procedure surgically restricts the size of your stomach so you eat less and lose weight. Typically, only severely overweight patients qualify for insurance coverage of this treatment. Today, the LifeBand® approach has made LAP-BAND® affordable even without insurance coverage, while offering the added benefit of a luxurious private surgical suite. To learn more about LAP-BAND® cost, contact our Fairfield County office today.
LifeBand® Is an Affordable Option
Dr. Passaretti developed LifeBand® for patients who can benefit from LAP-BAND®, but do not meet the weight or body mass index (BMI) requirements for insurance coverage. Without insurance, LAP-BAND® typically starts at $15,000. The LifeBand® system is now available at a starting cost of $10,999. We provide financing options like CareCredit™ to help you afford this life-changing surgery.
Patients can be denied insurance coverage for LAP-BAND® for several reasons. They usually must have a BMI of at least 40 to be considered, or slightly lower if they also have weight-related health risks. Many patients also have to demonstrate that they can lose weight before surgery. With LifeBand®, patients who need to lose 30 to 100 pounds, or have a BMI of 30 to 40, can receive this more affordable treatment option.
Invest in Your Health
Even if you are not morbidly obese, being overweight can have serious consequences for your long-term health. Extra weight can contribute to:
- Heart Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- High Cholesterol
- Some Cancers
These conditions not only impact a patient's health and quality of life, but they also require costly treatment. Weight loss can drastically reduce your risk of many health conditions. Bariatric surgery is a great option for patients who struggle to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. However, patients must be prepared to adhere to a strict diet and regular exercise to lose weight safely with LAP-BAND®.
Comprehensive Post-Operative Care
The cost of LifeBand® includes pre-operative consultations, the LAP-BAND® surgery itself, post-operative care, nutritional counseling, and follow-up adjustments.
In addition to the scope of LAP-BAND® treatment, some patients choose to undergo subsequent body contouring to eliminate excess skin and stubborn fat deposits. Substantial weight loss causes several changes to your body. Skin can become stretched and begin droop and sag in certain areas, such as your arms, legs, and stomach. For an additional cost, you can choose to undergo some post-weight loss body contouring surgeries. Common plastic surgery treatments performed to complement weight loss include:
- Tummy tuck
- Thigh lift
- Body lift
- Arm lift
- Face lift
- Breast lift
If you have a substantial amount of weight to lose, you may want to consider budgeting for these treatments while considering your LifeBand® treatment. Post weight-loss plastic surgery can give patients a significant boost in confidence that complements their weight loss.
Learn More about the Cost of LifeBand®
Even without insurance assistance, you may still be able to receive life-changing gastric banding surgery. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more.