What are the risks of the Banded Plication Procedure?
All surgery, and all procedures with anesthesia, carry certain risks with them. Beyond those common risks, more specific risks include band erosion, or infection of the band or the access port site. While not a risk on its own, it’s noteworthy that banded plication is a newer procedure, and doesn’t have the same long-term track record or data of other procedures.
With that said, lap band with gastric plication carries only minimal added risk comparative to the lap band on its own. It is still less invasive, with a lower risk of complication, than the gastric bypass or gastric sleeve procedures.
What type of diet will I need to follow after Banded Plication?
In order to achieve and maintain long-term results, it’s very important that you follow our dietary recommendations and guidelines. Your surgeon will provide you with more detailed instructions, and you’ll also benefit from our comprehensive bariatric program, which includes patient education, follow-up appointments, support groups, and mentor programs.
Immediately following your surgery, you’ll begin a six-week nutritional plan which begins with an all liquid diet. From there, you’ll start to eat certain soft foods, and then more solids, before adjusting to your regular, ongoing diet.
What is the cost of Banded Plication Surgery in New Jersey?
What’s the cost of banded plication surgery in New Jersey? It’s important to remember that this is still an investigative procedure. That means that while most insurance companies provide coverage for bariatric surgery when it’s required for the health of obese patients, it may be a bit more challenging to receive full coverage for banded plication.
However, the good news is that we will guide you through this entire process. And if you are unable to obtain coverage for any reason, we offer our patients with several financing plans to help ensure the procedure is always accessible for those who need it.
I am ready to start, what is my next step?
The time is now to take action, change your life, and be a part of a landmark study with one of the latest and most effective types of bariatric surgery, banded plication. Prospective patients in New Jersey should call the Tristate NYBG at 800.633.8446.
We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions, provide you with more information, and schedule an initial consultation so we can determine if you qualify to have adjustable gastric banding with gastric plication.