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|Lap Band Surgery Cost Average||$8,100 - $22,100||Free Quote|
|Pacific Surgery Center||Corte Madera||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|East Bay Medical Surgical Center||Castro Valley||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Seton Medical Center||Daly City||Acute Care Hospital|
|Canyon Pinole Surgery Center||Pinole||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Bayspine Surgery Center||Richmond||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Shadelands Surgery Center||Walnut Creek||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center||San Rafael||Acute Care Hospital|
|Brentwood Surgery Center||Brentwood||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|North Bay Regional Surgery Center||Novato||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|San Leandro Surgery Center||San Leandro||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Highland Hospital||Oakland||Acute Care Hospital|
|Peninsula Medical Center||Burlingame||Acute Care Hospital|
|Sutter Delta Medical Center||Antioch||Acute Care Hospital|
|Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Sequoia Surgical Pavilion||Walnut Creek||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|San Ramon Regional Medical Center||San Ramon||Acute Care Hospital|
|Saint Rose Hospital||Hayward||Acute Care Hospital|
|Vista Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Physicians Surgery Center||Daly City||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Post Street Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Presidio Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Menlo Park Surgical Hospital||Menlo Park||Acute Care Hospital|
|John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus||Walnut Creek||Acute Care Hospital|
|Webster Surgery Center||Oakland||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Abj Surgery Center||San Mateo||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Contra Costa Regional Medical Center||Martinez||Acute Care Hospital|
|Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus||Oakland||Acute Care Hospital|
|Marin Specialty Surgery Center||Greenbrae||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Novato Community Hospital||Novato||Acute Care Hospital|
|Hacienda Surgery Center||Pleasanton||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center||Walnut Creek||Acute Care Hospital|
|Willow Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Mt. Diablo Surgery Center||Concord||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Saint Luke's Hospital||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Valley Memorial Center||Livermore||Acute Care Hospital|
|San Mateo Surgery Center||San Mateo||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Washington Hospital||Fremont||Acute Care Hospital|
|Omni Surgicenter||Fremont||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center||Redwood City||Acute Care Hospital|
|Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center||Hayward||Acute Care Hospital|
|Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center||Oakland||Acute Care Hospital|
|Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp||Berkeley||Acute Care Hospital|
|California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Surgical Suite||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Ak Surgery Center||San Leandro||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|University of California San Francisco Medical Center||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Laguna Honda Hospital||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Premier Surgery Center||Concord||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|San Mateo Medical Center||San Mateo||Acute Care Hospital|
|Trivalley Outpatient Surgery Center||Pleasanton||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Fremont Ambulatory Surgery Center||Fremont||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Marin General Hospital||Greenbrae||Acute Care Hospital|
|Aspen Surgery Center||Walnut Creek||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus||Concord||Acute Care Hospital|
|St. Mary's Medical Center||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Greenbrae Surgery Center||Greenbrae||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Blackhawk Surgery Center, A Medical Corp.||Danville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Tresanti Medical Corporation||San Ramon||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|San Ramon Surgery Center||San Ramon||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Doctors Medical Center - San Pablo Campus||San Pablo||Acute Care Hospital|
|Pleasanton Surgery Center||Pleasanton||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|San Francisco General Hospital||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Peninsula Procedure Center||Redwood City||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Alameda Hospital||Alameda||Acute Care Hospital|
|San Leandro Hospital||San Leandro||Acute Care Hospital|
|Laurel Grove Hospital||Castro Valley||Acute Care Hospital|
|Surgecenter of Palo Alto||Fremont||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Washington Outpatient Surgery Center||Fremont||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Eden Medical Center||Castro Valley||Acute Care Hospital|
|Bay Surgery Center||Oakland||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center||South San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Chinese Hospital||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Pacific Heights Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Sequoia Hospital||Redwood City||Acute Care Hospital|
Bariatric Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction
Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, can help patients lose weight when diets, exercise, and other lifestyle changes have failed. To qualify for bariatric surgery, you must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. If your BMI is between 35 and 40, you may qualify if you have at least one obesity-related health condition, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Common bariatric procedures include gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and lap band surgeries.
Most bariatric surgeries are performed laparoscopically. This means that the surgeon operates through a few small incisions in your stomach instead of one or more larger incisions. Depending on which type of weight loss surgery you get, your surgeon will either remove part of your stomach or divide it into two separate parts. No matter what the steps are, the end result is the same—the amount of food that your stomach can hold will be significantly reduced.
Many weight loss surgeries, especially gastric sleeve and lap band, are performed as outpatient procedures. This means that you’ll typically be able to go home the same day as your surgery. However, some patients may need to stay a night or two in the hospital while their medical team monitors their recovery. Whether you have your surgery as an inpatient or outpatient procedure can affect the price you pay. Other factors that can affect the cost of your surgery include the surgeon you choose, your healthcare facility, and the city in which you have your procedure.
Patient Preparation for Bariatric Surgery
No matter which type of bariatric surgery you choose, you will need to use the weeks or months leading up to your procedure to prepare for your recovery and beyond. For your weight loss surgery to be successful, you will need to commit to making significant healthy lifestyle changes both before and after your procedure. For example, your physician will probably recommend starting a physical activity program and quitting smoking in the weeks before your surgery.
To help ensure that your body is ready for surgery, your doctor may order blood tests, a physical exam, and other diagnostic tests to get a clear picture of your overall health. They may also refer you to a nutritionist and mental health counselor who can help you prepare, both physically and mentally, for your life after bariatric surgery.
Don’t be shy about asking your doctor or surgeon any questions you may have during this time. They will be able to give you advice on how to prepare your home for your recovery, as well as give you an idea of what to expect as you heal from your surgery. With the right preparation before your procedure, you can help set yourself up for healthy weight loss during and after your recovery.
What to Expect During and After Lap Band Surgery
The specifics of your surgery will depend on which bariatric procedure you choose. Usually, weight loss surgeries are performed laparoscopically and take anywhere from one to a few hours. You will be under general anesthesia, so you will be asleep for your procedure and feel no pain. Click here for specifics on what happens during different weight loss surgeries, such as gastric sleeve surgery.
After any bariatric surgery, you will be instructed to follow a strict diet during your recovery. Typically, you will start out with clear liquids and gradually add in more solid foods as your stomach heals. It’s important to follow your doctor’s guidelines for what—and how much—you should eat during your bariatric surgery recovery. Eating too much too soon may cause nausea or stomach pain. Your physician may recommend taking a multivitamin or other supplement during your recovery to ensure that you get all the nutrients you need as you heal.
In the months after your bariatric surgery, you will have a few follow-up visits with your doctor. As you heal during your recovery, they will guide you in making healthy lifestyle changes, such as sticking to a nutrient-rich diet and exercising regularly. These changes will aid in your weight loss and help you manage any obesity-related health conditions.
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