St. Louis, MO Bariatric Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Bariatric Surgery in St. Louis costs $9,512 on average when you take the median of the 65 medical providers who perform Bariatric Surgery procedures in St. Louis, MO. There are 1 different types of Bariatric Surgery provided in St. Louis, 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 St. Louis providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Lap Band Surgery Cost Average $5,900 - $16,100 Free Quote

Compare Bariatric Surgery Providers in St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Washington Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Touchette Regional Hospital Centreville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center at St. Joseph Medical Park Saint Charles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chesterfield Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Manchester Surgery Center Des Peres Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Louis Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alton Surgical Facility Alton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
West County Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
South County Surgical Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
Mid- America Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Care Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Timberlake Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mason Ridge Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-county Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edwardsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Glen Carbon Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
The Surgical Center of St. Louis Bridgeton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Webster Ambulatory Surgery Center Webster Groves Ambulatory Surgical Center
Old Tesson Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid Rivers Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Sunset Hills Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
South County Outpatient Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Twin Cities Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Crystal City Acute Care Hospital
Bel Clair Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville Acute Care Hospital
Olive Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
St Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jefferson Memorial Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid County Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Belleville Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Healthcare Florissant Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
City Place Surgery Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alton Memorial Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Riverside Ambulatory Surgery Center Florissant Ambulatory Surgical Center

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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