The Bariatric Surgery Resource
Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Resource. This site focuses on providing you with all the information you need when considering your weight loss options. Whether you are considering weight loss surgery and one of the many options such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric banding or weight management through a healthy diet and exercise, we can help you by giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision.
The United States is now considered the most overweight country in the world with over 30% of Americans classified as obese. In addition, another 1/3 of Americans are considered overweight, which only further emphasizes the fact that this is a major problem facing a tremendous amount of people today. Many people simply can not shed the weight and keep it off effectively through proper dieting and exercise. This has necessitated the need for alternate solutions to combat obesity in America. This is why we have seen the increase in popularity of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) and the ever increasing variations of this procedure to help those who want to lose their excess weight but have difficulty doing it through more traditional methods.
Bariatric surgery is known to be the most effective treatment for morbid obesity and for people with a body mass index over 40. We recommend you consider all your options and consult a medical professional when deciding if bariatric surgery is the right choice for you.
How to Use this Site
This site is designed to give you an in-depth look at all of your choices concerning weight loss surgery. For example, you may be wondering:
- Is bariatric surgery ?
- for me?
- How can I select the best ?
Bariatric surgery can make a dramatic change in your life but it doesn't come without risk and potential drawbacks. We want you to be prepared and understand everything you are dealing with before you make one of the most important decisions of your life.
There are always new techniques and methods being introduced and new studies and data being released related to weight loss and bariatric surgery so please visit often to stay abreast of the latest news and information. While we strive to have as much information for you as possible, if there is something more you'd like to know or simply have a comment or suggestion, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Obesity and Weight Loss News
Stay up to date with the latest news about weight loss and obesity in America from news around the web.
- The skill of your bariatric surgeon matters, when it comes to complications after having weight loss surgery.
- Gastric Banding patients see a reversal in diabetes in just two weeks.
- Obesity is a officially a disease, says the American medical association
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Below is the most recent question and answer from our frequently asked Q&A section, which addresses a wide variety of common questions and anything related to weight loss surgery.
How much do gastric band adjustments cost?
Having your band adjusted is a part of the process when you choose to have gastric banding surgery. Whether you have the lap-band or Realize gastric band, having adjustments to ensure ideal fit will be something you should expect, especially during the first year post surgery.
In terms of how much it costs to have your band adjusted, this is something that will vary. However if your insurance company has already covered the cost of the surgery itself, it will more than likely cover the cost of the adjustments as well. Insurance companies understand that band adjustments are a part of the typical follow up care for gastric banding surgery. Many people will have to just pay their standard doctors visit co-pay when having the adjustment performed.
If however your insurance company does not cover the adjustments or you did not go through an insurance company to pay for the surgery you can expect average band adjustment costs to range from $50 to $200 dollars. This will vary from practice to practice.
As always make sure you ask your doctor and insurance ahead of time what this will cost, so that you know what to expect before you have your surgery performed.