How Much Does LAP-BAND Surgery Cost?
Tijuana Bariatrics offers a number of gastric surgery techniques to assist individuals who are medically obese in dropping excessive pounds and improving their health. One popular technique is LAP-BAND. During LAP-BAND surgery, an adjustable band is placed around the stomach to significantly reduce the stomach’s capacity to hold food.
While many insurance companies provide coverage for LAP-BAND surgery, individuals can still expect significant out-of-pocket expenses. Understandably, the cost of LAP-BAND discourages many from seeking treatment. Fortunately, medical tourism to Tijuana, Mexico, makes LAP-BAND affordable for most people. Here, we discuss the average cost of LAP-BAND surgery at Tijuana Bariatrics, which is significantly lower than the cost of the same treatment within the United States.
LAP-BAND Cost in the United States
As with any other surgical procedure, the cost of LAP-BAND treatment is affected by a number of different factors, including where the procedure is performed, the experience of the surgeon who is performing the procedure, and the patient’s overall health. In the United States, treatment with the LAP-BAND system can cost anywhere from $9,000 to $18,000. That often does not include additional costs associated with follow-up care, medication, visits with a nutritionist, and more. When all areas of LAP-BAND are taken into account, the cost of treatment within the United States can cost upwards of $30,000.
LAP-BAND Cost with Medical Tourism
Medical tourism makes LAP-BAND treatment much more affordable for individuals. As in the United States, the exact cost of care is dependent on multiple factors, including the patient’s specific medical needs. However, individuals can expect to save thousands of dollars by traveling to Tijuana for treatment. At Tijuana Bariatrics, the cost of LAP-BAND surgery starts as low as $5,000.
Patients can feel confident knowing that the lower cost of treatment does not mean that they are compromising the quality of their care. Tijuana Bariatrics connects patients to a network of experienced and highly trained surgeons and medical professionals. And the hospital where the LAP-BAND surgery is performed meets up to all the same safety standards as those within the United States.
What Is Included in LAP-BAND Costs at Tijuana Bariatrics?
Another aspect of medical tourism that makes LAP-BAND treatment so much more affordable than at hospitals within the United States is that it is all-inclusive. When undergoing treatment at state-side facilities, patients often have to pay separately for surgeon fees, hospital fees, medication, etc. At Tijuana Bariatrics, the cost of LAP-BAND treatment includes all aspects of care and recovery. For one price patients receive:
- Pre- and post-surgical testing and evaluation
- All surgical fees
- Cost of required medication
- Two-night hospital stay
- Two-night hotel stay
- Transportation to and from the hospital and to and from the airport
- Medical care throughout recovery
- Nutritional evaluation
- Up to $3,000 of medical tourism insurance coverage (in the event of surgical complications)
If you are considering LAP-BAND surgery, you should look into the benefits of medical tourism. Tijuana Bariatrics is happy to offer free virtual consultations to answer any questions you may have about transportation, treatment, and recovery. To get started, send us a message online.