Gastric Banding Surgery Costs
At Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics of New Jersey we offer adjustable gastric banding using a minimally invasive surgery called LAP-BAND, using the da Vinci Surgical system. It is a state-of-the-art robotics system that enables our surgeons to perform bariatric surgery with enhanced precision, vision and dexterity. LAP-BAND will help you improve your portion control, make you feel fuller faster and longer, and incentivize you to make healthy lifestyle changes.
The cost of obesity
A study from George Washington University found that on average the annual cost of obesity is $2,646 for men and $48,879 for women. That is the average ANNUAL cost. Based on this study, a seriously obese adolescent male aged 13 who lives to age 70 is estimated to pay over $157,000.00 to live with obesity and serious obesity-related health conditions. A seriously obese adolescent female aged 13 who lives to the age of 70 is estimated to pay over $3,000,000 to live with obesity and serious obesity-related health conditions.
Health risks associated with obesity
Health risks associated with obesity include but are not limited to:
- heart disease and stroke
- high blood pressure
- gallbladder disease
- spinal disc herniation
- knee pain
- dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- sleep apnea and asthma
- Obesity is linked to prostate, colon, breast, uterine, ovarian, kidney and esophageal cancer.
- depression and anxiety
Severe obesity increases your risk of dying by 52% for men, and 62% of women. Your weight matters. Losing weight can reduce your health risks and improve the quality of your life.
Weight loss with the LAP BAND procedure
The LAP BAND procedure has been proven to help patients lose on average 65% of their excess weight within one year of surgery and keep off 60% of their excess body weight after 5 years, including losing 6 inches of their waist and hips. This surgery does not alter your anatomy. It is safe and effective to achieve and maintain weight loss.
The LAP BAND is affordable
Most major insurance companies will cover the surgery depending on your specific coverage, and your specific circumstances. Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics of New Jersey has dedicated staff who will get you through the coverage process including the prior authorization process. If coverage is limited, or not available, we can will work with you to find a financing plan with reasonable interest rates.
Investing in You
Investing in your health will reward you for the rest of your life. It will improve or resolve serious weight-related conditions, reduce or eliminate your need for medications and improve your longevity. You will experience an improved quality of life including mobility, self-esteem, work, social interactions and sexual function. Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce your depression and anxiety.
When you take control with bariatric surgery, you will gain the confidence to achieve your goals.
Contact Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics of New Jersey. We have offices in Princeton, Somerset, East Brunswick and Marlboro, New Jersey, and serve the tri-state area. Schedule a consultation to learn about all your options for a heathy, joyful future.