Lap Band Surgery in Missouri – Gastric Bypass – Missouri Weight Loss Surgeon

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Weight Loss Surgery Candidacy in Missouri

Weight loss surgery procedures such as Lap Band, gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve and others are reserved for patients who are obese or are at serious risk of developing debilitating medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. Missouri weight loss surgeons base their patients' candidacy for bariatric surgery on their current weight and/or BMI (body mass index). For example, patients who are 80 to 100 pounds overweight or whose BMI is above 35 are often good candidates for weight loss surgery. In addition, prospective weight loss surgery patients are good candidates only if they have first tried to lose weight through non-surgical methods such as dieting and exercise. Obese individuals who qualify for weight loss surgery also often receive insurance coverage for their gastric bypass or Lap Band surgery cost.

Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery and are able to achieve their ideal body weight are also often good candidates for post-bariatric body contouring procedures such as panniculectomy, body lift surgery, tummy tuck, liposuction and breast enhancement. Some may also be good candidates for neck liposuction and facelift surgery in order to address sagging skin, a common side effect of massive weight loss.

Post-bariatric body contouring procedures are typically not covered by health insurance but are well worth the expense for many patients who have finally been able to fight off obesity and wish to look and feel great about themselves — often for the first time in their lives. Post-bariatric body sculpting procedures can result in thousands of dollars out-of-pocket expenses. However, when they compare these costs to extremely expensive treatments for diabetes and heart failure, many patients are happy to make the investment.

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