How much does medicare pay for lap-band surgery?

Answer The lap-band was preformed in Australia before it was approved in the United States, and the cost ranged from $11,000 to $16,000. In the United States, the lap-band can range from $17,000 to $30,00... Read More »

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How much of lap band surgery does medicare cover?

Medicare will cover the cost of lap band surgery if patients meet certain criteria. For patients who have a body mass index of over 35 and have been unable to lose weight in other ways, this surger... Read More »

Does Medicare cover a Lap-Band surgery?

If you meet certain criteria, Medicare may cover up to 80 percent of the cost of your Lap-Band surgery. To qualify you must have diabetes, heart disease or suffer from sleep apnea; you must have a ... Read More »

Does medicare cover lap band surgery for diabetics?

Medicare will cover lap band surgery for morbidly obese diabetics as part of their larger policy covering obesity as a recognized disability. Currently, Medicare will not fund lap band surgery for ... Read More »

What is port replacement surgery in Lap-Band surgery?

Gastric banding (brand name Lap-Band) and gastric bypass are the most common bariatric surgeries used to control chronic obesity in individuals who have failed to lose weight by other means. Both t... Read More »