What are the risks of the Banded Plication Procedure?
It’s important to understand the risks of banded plication, and as with all surgeries and procedures involving anesthesia, the same risks apply here. More specifically, there are also risks of band erosion, band infection, or infection of the access port. As a newer procedure, there is not the same type of data on banded plication that other procedures have.
Compared to the standalone lap band, there is minimal added risk of complication, and compared to the gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, this is a less invasive procedure with a lower risk of complication.
What type of diet will I need to follow after Banded Plication?
After your surgery, you will begin a three-phase diet. First, for two weeks you will stick to an all liquid diet. Then, you’ll begin to add back certain soft foods, and then, a more complete selection of solid foods. Our online store offers quick and easy access to foods which have been tailor-made for your post bariatric surgery diet.
Additionally, all of our patients benefit from our comprehensive bariatric program. This means you’ll receive one on one assistance, education and follow-up appointments, and that you’ll also be able to attend support groups and be involved with our mentor program.
What is the cost of Banded Plication Surgery in Connecticut?
Determining the cost of any surgical procedure is always an important initial step. Today, more insurance companies than ever do provide full coverage for bariatric surgery when the patient meets their requirements and the surgery is necessary for their health. With banded plication being a newer choice, there may be some confusion on the insurer’s end, which is why we’ll help you throughout this sometimes arduous process.
Additionally, if you are not able to get covered, we do offer our patients with financing options. Our goal is always to ensure that we can serve you and provide you with the procedures and solutions you need for a longer, happier and healthier life.
I am ready to start, what is my next step?
If gastric bypass always seemed too invasive for you, and you were always scared that lap band wouldn’t be quite effective enough, then banded plication is the solution you’ve been seeking. Indeed, for anyone looking for a safe, successful and innovative approach to bariatric surgery, then gastric banding with gastric plication is a smart choice.
Call the Tristate NYBG to schedule an initial appointment and see if you qualify for banded plication in Connecticut. You can reach us at 800.633.8446. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you down the road towards successful, long-term weight loss.