Atlanta, GA Bariatric Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Bariatric Surgery in Atlanta costs $15,497 on average when you take the median of the 71 medical providers who perform Bariatric Surgery procedures in Atlanta, GA. There are 1 different types of Bariatric Surgery provided in Atlanta, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Atlanta providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Lap Band Surgery Cost Average $9,600 - $26,300 Free Quote

Compare Bariatric Surgery Providers in Atlanta, GA

Facility City Type
Georgia Surgicare Monroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia SurgiCare Norcross Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metro Atlanta Endoscopy Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Perimeter Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia SurgiCare Snellville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia SurgiCare Lawrenceville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockdale Medical Center Conyers Acute Care Hospital
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Newton Rockdale Ambulatory Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Mt Zion Morrow Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Roswell Surgery Center Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rock Bridge Surgical Institute Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Hospital - Forsyth Cumming Acute Care Hospital
Laurus Surgical Conyers Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern Regional Medical Center Riverdale Acute Care Hospital
Perlow Facility Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northlake Surgical Center Tucker Ambulatory Surgical Center
Marietta Surgical Center Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory-adventist Hospital Smyrna Acute Care Hospital
Piedmont Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Spalding Regional Medical Center Griffin Acute Care Hospital
Gwinnett Center for Outpatient Surgery Snellville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center Sandy Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Hospital - Cherokee Canton Acute Care Hospital
Resurgens Surgical Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Fulton Regional Hospital Roswell Acute Care Hospital
Northside Dunwoody Outpatient Surgery Center Dunwoody Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville Acute Care Hospital
Milton Hall Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wesley Woods Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Lawrenceville Surgery Center Lawrenceville Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Physicians' North Atlanta Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory University Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Emory Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Fulton Medical Center East Point Acute Care Hospital
East West Surgery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tanner Medical Center Villa Rica Villa Rica Acute Care Hospital
Eps Surgical Center Decatur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wellstar Cobb Hospital Austell Acute Care Hospital
Dekalb Medical Center Decatur Acute Care Hospital
Newton Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Tanner Medical Center Carrollton Carrollton Acute Care Hospital
Wellstar Douglas Hospital Douglasville Acute Care Hospital
Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Specialty Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roderique Surgi-center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Newnan Hospital Newnan Acute Care Hospital
Georgia SurgiCare Loganville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville Acute Care Hospital
Emory Eastside Medical Center Snellville Acute Care Hospital
Wellstar Paulding Hospital Dallas Acute Care Hospital
Dekalb Medical Center - Hillandale Campus Lithonia Acute Care Hospital
Barrow Regional Medical Center Winder Acute Care Hospital
Georgia Surgical Center On Peachtree Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Jasper Acute Care Hospital
Atlanta Medical Center Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Surgery Center of Georgia Canton Ambulatory Surgical Center
CPM Sugery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forsyth Surgical Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dennis Surgial Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Surgery Center at Meridian Mark Plaza Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Walton Regional Medical Center Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Buckhead Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Crescent Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwoods Surgery Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta Acute Care Hospital
Clayton Outpatient Surgical Center Jonesboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cartersville Medical Center Cartersville Acute Care Hospital
Henry Medical Center Stockbridge Acute Care Hospital

Lap Band Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Lap band surgery (LAGB) is a laparoscopic procedure performed through several small incisions, using a tube-like instrument with a camera and surgical tools attached (laparoscope). This surgery is performed to help obese patients (body mass index > 40 kg/m2) with weight loss when lifestyle changes have not been sufficient. Many bariatric surgeons will want the patient to commit to certain lifestyle changes before the surgery. Lap band surgeries are performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility by a general surgeon who has expertise in bariatric surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon will place an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach, restricting the size of the stomach and the amount of food it can hold. Typically, lap band patients are able to go home the same day, but if complications occur during the procedure, the patient may be admitted to the hospital. Laparoscopic surgery is often associated with a lower rate of complications, a shorter hospital stay and better cosmetic results than the open procedure.

Patient Preparation for Lap Band Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Also let your doctor know if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention, and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin or other medications that affect blood clotting. Your doctor may suggest weight loss of five to 10 percent prior to surgery for best results. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You will need to make arrangements for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to Expect During and After Lap Band Surgery

The surgery itself takes one to two hours, but the preparation and recovery time may add several hours. Most patients go home the same day as the surgery if there are no major problems. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. Lab band surgeries are done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). The surgeon makes three to five inch-long incisions in the abdomen and places the lap band around the upper area of the stomach, attaching it with sutures. A port — through which saline is inserted or removed — is then attached to the wall of the abdomen.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will most often be discharged to your home. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain.


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