Lap Band Surgery- U.s Or Mexico

The Lap- band adjustable gastric banding system is a simple yet advanced gastric banding system that helps you gradually lose and control your weight by reducing the amount of food. It is approved by the FDA in 2001 for use in the United States. Thousands of women and men are undergoing weight loss surgery annually in USA.rnrnThere are many lap band and gastric banding clinics offering the procedure in both U.S and Mexico. The cost of lap band surgery has been decreasing in the United States over the past few years. The two main reasons are- the increased number of surgeons performing the operation and the competition from other foreign countries like Mexico and India.rnrnBecause of high costs of obesity related conditions such as diabetics, hypertension etc., many insurance providers are willing to cover the cost of weight loss procedure in USA.rnMost states in U.S. have laws that require insurance companies to cover the cost of weight-loss surgery for patients, who meet the conditions established by the National Institute of Health. The price range is roughly $15000 to $20000 in USA for lap band surgery.rnrnMexico is a viable option for U.S citizens due to the proximity in geographical terms. Also, Lap band surgery in Mexico is significantly lower with respect to the cost compared to USA. rnrnMany consider getting the lap band surgery done in Mexico because the entire process can be come within $ 8000 in Mexico. However, remember to add all your travel expenditures- airfare, hotel stays, rental cars and verify who pays what. And if somebody is accompanying you for support, so you need to account their expenses as well. The procedure itself is usually a one-night stay or less and the actual hospital cost is much less when compared to US costs. Even after considering travel and lodging expenses, a 40% to 50% cost saving can be achieved.rnrnBefore you go to Mexico for surgery check with your insurance company, whether surgery outside the United States is covered or not within its scheme. If not, then it would be better and safer to have your lap band surgery done in United States. Plus if any medical complications arise post-surgery, you will be better protected legally.rnrnWhile deciding on whether you do the lap band surgery in U.S or Mexico, one thing for sure you will get surgeons everywhere. However, you can’t take risk on your health, therefore, a good experienced surgeon does matter a lot. The more experience, the better the outcomes. If you were to get the procedure done in abroad, it just makes the most sense to get the procedure done at the best possible clinic.rnrnrn

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