Gastric Sleeve | Lap-Band®
Sleeve Gastrectomy, or Gastric Sleeve, is a resection of approximately 75 percent of the stomach causing a decrease in hunger hormones and in the capacity of the stomach, resulting in weight loss. Gastric Sleeve limits the amount of food you can eat at one time by permanently reducing the size of your stomach. As a result, you will feel full with less food and stay satisfied longer.
In an analysis of clinical studies involving Gastric Sleeve, patients reported that they achieved an average of 55 percent excess weight loss.
Another clinical study of the Gastric Sleeve procedure reported significant improvements in obesity-related health conditions including Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obstructive sleep apnea.
The Lap-Band® Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band is the only adjustable and reversible weight loss procedure offered in the United States that is approved by the FDA. The Lap-Band® is a small, inflatable belt placed around the upper portion of the patient’s stomach that functions to restrict the amount of food consumed, slowing the emptying of food from the stomach, and providing a constant sensation of being full.
Bariatric Surgery Payment Options
Cernero Surgery & Aesthetics offers competitive prices and payment options for bariatric surgery patients, whether you use insurance, choose to finance, or decide on a cash payment plan. Please contact us to help determine which payment option works best for you. Cernero Surgery & Aesthetics has two main bariatric surgery payment options available—insurance and a payment plan for self-pay patients.
Most major insurance companies cover bariatric procedures as long as you meet their requirements. Your insurance may consider you a candidate for a weight loss procedure if your BMI is at least 35 (with underlying health conditions) or your BMI is 40 or greater (with no underlying health conditions). Contact us to get started!
If you do not have insurance, do not meet your insurance requirements, or if you have an exclusion on your policy, we now offer financing options through our partners at Care Credit and American Healthcare Lending.
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