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Can Obesity Surgery Help Me?

Bariatric surgery refers to any of several different types of weight loss procedures and surgeries. Obesity surgery centers often specialize in any of the following types of obesity surgeries:

Lap banding, also known as laparoscopic gastric banding – or LAGB – involves a silicone band placed around the entrance to the stomach. Patients can expect a 50% to 75% weight loss of 50 to 90 pounds in about two years. Vertical banded gastroplasty (called stomach stapling) sections off a portion of the upper part of the stomach. Many individuals who choose this type of procedure are generally able to lose roughly 50% of excess weight within about two years.

Sleeve gastrectomy is performed for those with a body mass index over 50. During this procedure, a large portion of the stomach is removed. A person can expect to lose between 30% and 35% of their initial body weight, or roughly 40 pounds in about a year. Gastric bypass is a popular bariatric surgery procedure that directly attaches a small portion of the stomach to the small intestine. The procedure is drastic, but one that offers a high success rate. Patients lose between 60% and 70% excess body weight within a year.

Bariatric or obesity surgeries in the U.S. can cost between $17,000 and $30,000. Those traveling to global destinations may enjoy a savings of thousands of dollars in such locations as Mexico, South America and India. Accredited, state-of-the-art equipment and technology are making global obesity surgeries popular, common, and affordable in the 21st century.

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