Your First Step
Welcome to our facility where we will guide you through the Weight Loss procedures. Lap Band works for many people, but it may also not be the right decision for you. There are many choices available to you, including Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass, and we begin by performing a full evaluation. There are many factors to consider when deciding which type of weight loss surgery is right for you. Our Weight Loss surgeon can help you to take the necessary steps to make the right decision.
These questions can help you make your decision:
• Are you eligible to have the Weight Loss procedure medically and emotionally?
• Emotionally committed to changing your lifestyle and body?
• Have you chosen the right procedure?
• Financially understand for the costs of the procedure?
Before you can have a Weight Loss procedure, we will need to clear you medically. Even though all cases are performed laparoscopically and considered minimally invasive, you must be in healthy condition. Our board certified surgeon, medical personnel and cardiologist will give you a complete medical evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate.
Most of the insurance companies require a BMI of 40 (roughly 100 lbs over your ideal weight) or BMI of 35, which is 75 lbs over your ideal weight, if you have one of the following co-morbidities Hypertension, Diabetes or Sleep Apnea.
Lap band is the only FDA approved procedure which BMI of 30 is the lower limit of acceptance.