Everything you need to know about the Lap BandŽ Surgery procedure
Who are Lap BandŽ Surgery candidates?
Using the BMI calculator can help you determine if you may be a potential candidate for the Lap BandŽ procedure. Your BMI must be between 35 and 39 and you must also have history of associated medical conditions stemming from morbid obesity, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Anything greater than 40 BMI automatically allows you to be a Lap BandŽ Surgery candidate. This information is based on what the National Institute of Health and on what your insurance company require in order to be considered for this procedure. If your insurance does not cover weight loss procedures, then you may pay on your own, but you still must meet the National Institute of Health requirements.
The Lap BandŽ Surgery procedure in Teens and Adolescents
The youngest child to ever receive the Lap BandŽ procedure is 12 years. Doctors show their concerns for a patient so young, saying that it may stunt the childs growth. But statistically, obese children tend to grow quicker and reach puberty faster than an average weight child, so when in reaching their teenage years, their growth cycles will even out with the rest of the kids their own age.
Who is affected by obesity?
Nationally, more than half of Americans are overweight, obese, or morbidly obese. From race, ethnicity, age, gender, the obesity card is hitting a lot of Americans. One sure way to cure this epidemic is Lap BandŽ Surgery.
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*$9,888 price includes facility fees at Turning Point Specialty Surgery Center, surgeon and anesthesiologist professional fees, Lapband device, one year of unlimited office visits for band adjustments.