Had LAP-BAND® Surgery and Need Help?
We now know that LAP-BAND® surgery carries a risk for long-term complications and the band also may require frequent adjustment. Because of this, and because we now have many better weight loss options, many bariatric surgery centers such as the BMCC no longer recommend it for patients. If you have a LAP-BAND®, you may need frequent fills, assessments when problems arise, and may run into more serious problems as well long-term. A LAP-BAND® revision may be necessary to treat band related complications and give you the meaningful and lasting weight loss experience that you deserve.
During the first year after your band has been placed, frequent fills and assessments are a critical part of achieving your desired weight loss. The band likely needed to be adjusted more than once. Every person is different, and some need to return as often as every 2-4 weeks until their band begins to help them feel full appropriately after they start eating.
In regions of the country such as Colorado (or when flying) where altitude changes occur, sometimes altitude changes the tightness of the band. This means that even after the ideal band volume has been established, the band can become too tight during altitude changes and need to be temporarily adjusted.
Unfortunately LAP-BAND® complications are common internationally. At the BMCC, your support goes far beyond simple band adjustments. Our comprehensive team includes in-office dieticians and behavioral specialists, as well as clinicians, to offer a complete array of weight loss tools and support. Our team will help you achieve the best possible long-term weight loss and will help you handle any issues that come up with your lap band.
Are You Struggling?
Worldwide studies now show that 25-40% of patients who have had a lap band placed will experience problems significant enough to need the band removed in just the first five years after surgery. The lifetime need for LAP-BAND® revision surgery may be higher than 60%.
Are you struggling with increasing heart burn, difficulty swallowing, or other problems? Call the Bariatric and Metabolic Center of Colorado today to make an appointment to better understand your band, your struggle, and what next steps are needed. In some cases, taking appropriate action can salvage your band. In other cases, revisional surgery can replace your band with a safer, more effective weight loss solution. In every case we have a solution for you*.
LAP-BAND® Removal Cost
Most insurances cover LAP-BAND® removal, but even if this is not the case with your insurance, LAP-BAND® removal can still be an affordable option and is substantially less expensive than a traditional first bariatric surgery.
Our cash pay LAP-BAND® Removal Price is only $4,944.00 (prices for revision to another procedure vary depending on the procedure).
Many patients who find themselves struggling say they experience complications like vomiting, heart burn, and even weight regain. A LAP-BAND® removal and revision to a better bariatric surgery can help many patients to resolve these issues and regain a meaningful weight loss opportunity. Many of our patients have said over and over again that the minimal cost of removal and revision pales in comparison to the value of getting rid of band complications, regaining and effective- and lasting- weight loss opportunity, and getting their lives back.
If you have a LAP-BAND® and are experiencing significant struggles or ineffective weight loss, please contact us today for more information.