Gastric Banding costs can vary depending on which implant is used:
Lap-Band or the Realize Band. Both of them are very similar in function, but their costs can vary. Other aspects that can cause the price to fluctuate are: geographical location, experience of the physician, hospital staff and more. The average costs of gastric banding or lap band surgery can range from a few thousand to $25,000. The huge disparity in prices will be explained below.
Price is Depended on Location
The primary difference in the price of gastric banding is the location of the surgery. In the United States Lap-Band surgery can cost $17,000 to $25,000, but in Mexico the same surgery can cost you $6,000 to $10,000. The disparity is there because of cost of health care in their respective country. United States has the most expensive health care in the world. Conversely, Mexico bariatric surgery is cheaper is because of its inherent low cost of health care.
ALighterMe.com prices Lap-Band surgery starting at $5,300, which is very inexpensive. The reason why we can do this cheaply is because we are bariatric surgery facilitators. Our job is is to facilitate the interaction between Mexico bariatric surgeons and patients looking for weight loss surgery. Doing business for many years, we’ve established partnerships with the top bariatric surgeons in Mexico.
Sometimes the cost can be increased because of hidden, or unknown surgery center or hospital costs. Hospital fees are one of these costs and can amount to thousands of dollars. These fees may be tacked on by the hospital and not the surgeon itself. It’s advised to be fully aware of the prices of the bariatric surgery you are undergoing.
ALighterMe.com packages includes Hospital and Hotel stay, pre-op and post-op medication, surgery, anesthesia and transportation. Our price includes the full and complete cost of Lap-Band surgery, except for transportation to Tijuana, Mexico.
surgery can be expensive, but it’s a decision that you have to make not on the grounds of price, but on the grounds of a cost-benefit analysis. If you’re seriously considering weight loss surgery then you probably know about the health benefits that can come from reducing your weight. Making the decision based solely on price is irrational.
Before booking any surgery its important to ask a lot of questions about all the fees, costs, and expenses that can arise before, during and post-surgery. Also, patients must take into account the cost of bariatric vitamins, time away from your job, and anything that is relevant to your situation.