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How Much Does Lap Band Surgery Cost? - Nurse's Guide

How Much Does Gastric Band Surgery Cost?

If you've come to the time and place where you think your weight gain is out of control and have tried dozens of ways to lose weight and failed, you may be considering lap band surgery or adjustable lap band surgery. gastric banding has become more popular and is reversible compared to gastric bypass surgery but does come with risks.

First of all you have to meet certain requirements even to be considered for lap band surgery.

    have you tried to lose weight by normal methods such as exercise and diet plansAre classed as obese according to your BMI (Body Mass Index)

    do you suffer from any medical conditions which would make surgery difficult or dangerous

    Are you generally fit enough to undergo surgery

    are you sufficiently motivated to benefit from a gastric lap band

    has your doctor or consultant recommended you for this type of surgery

As with any type of surgery there is always a risk of problems post operation and these factors must be taken in to account by yourself and the surgeon prior to any surgery being considered.

There could also be strong medical reasons why you could be refused surgery.  For example if you suffer from any heart conditions or have a family History of Heart conditions then you may find it difficult to find a surgeon willing to undertake the surgery.

If on the other hand your consultant decides that you are suitable for surgery then you must agree to certain conditions before and after the surgery. F or example you will be required to a very strict diet for a short period prior to the surgery. The surgeon will usually give you a diet plan to follow with a target weight you must attain. this serves two purposes, firstly to be certain the you can follow a diet plan, and secondly to make sure that you can eat certain foods which you will need to eat following surgery.

Bariatric Surgery is a fairly simple process in terms of surgery because it is carried out laprascopically which means there is no major surgery involved. the recovery times are very fast and the post operative care is quite minimal from the surgeons and the patients point of view.

Following surgery the patient will be required to attend regular clinics to have the gastric band filled or adjusted. This is a minor inconvenience when you compare it to the Benefits being seen every day.

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