Gastric banding is one of the most leading weight loss procedures in the US due to the fact it helps the patient loose the weight and keep it off. Gastric banding is also known as lap band system. The lap band system has been recognized for changing a patient’s way of living. It has been known that from April 2007 through February 2010, 633 patients underwent laparoscopic band placements. Once a patient commits him/herself to go through this procedure they will be able to notice how their life will begin to change.
The lap band system ranges from $14,000 to $16,000. The lap band is covered by most insurance, but if insurance doesn’t cover there’s also financing available. Lapband financing is offered by most facilities. The lap band system will pay it self when patient starts to notice remarkable changes.