What are the Procedure Risks?
The risks of lap-band surgery include potential band erosion, band slippage or band infection, access port infection, dilation of the stomach pouch, and food bolus obstruction. Patients who do not lose weight may require a revisional procedure. Additionally, the risk of failing to lose weight is higher with the lap-band as there is more control in your hands. You must carefully follow all nutritional guidelines.
The risks of lap-band surgery include stomach leaking along the staple line, internal bleeding, and abdominal wall abscesses. Some patients may experience acid reflux disease, which can typically be reduced via the correct diet and other lifestyle management tips. This is a newer procedure, and therefore has minimal long-term data in comparison to alternatives such as gastric bypass.
The typical risks of undergoing anesthesia and having any type of surgery performed hold true for both of the above procedures.
What Post Bariatric Surgery Diet will I need to follow?
Your post-bariatric surgery diet will include three two-week phases. This process will guide you from an all liquid diet phase, to incorporating soft foods and eventually a more complete set of foods. More detailed guidelines, instructions and recommendations will be provided to you by your surgeon.
You can find quick access to high quality, doctor recommended post-bariatric surgery foods, drinks and supplements at our online store. We also provide our patients with a comprehensive support program, including education, support groups and even mentors, to guide you in your path towards weight loss success.
What is the Cost of Lap-Band Surgery in Pennsylvania?
How much does bariatric surgery cost in Pennsylvania? It depends on whether or not your insurance provider offers coverage. The good news is that most major insurance carriers do provide coverage for obese patients to receive weight loss surgery. If you do not have insurance or are otherwise unable to obtain coverage, we also offer several different financing plans.
What is the next step to change my life today?
Innovative SILS lap-band and gastric sleeve surgeries are both wonderful solutions, offering reduced pain and recovery time, virtually scarless results, and a new definition of minimally invasive which is unmatched with other types of procedures.
When you’re ready to take that first step towards changing your life, call the Tristate New York Bariatric Group team at 800.633.8446. We’ll be happy to answer any questions, and set you up with an initial consultation for Single Incision Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery in Pennsylvania.