If you have regained weight and would like to lose it once and for all, you can have your LAP-BAND® removed and add on another procedure that is more effective and long-lasting at the same time. We are helping thousands of patients revise their LAP-BAND® and find long-term success. We can help you too.
- Reflux (Heartburn)
- Abdominal pain/discomfort
- Difficulty tolerating solid foods
- Food trapping
- Difficulty swallowing
A LAP-BAND® removal is a minimally invasive procedure where we laparoscopically remove the LAP-BAND® so the stomach returns to its normal pre-operative state. Not only do we offer the highest level of bariatric care, but patients are saving thousands of dollars by coming to us for LAP-BAND® removal.
The cost can be as low as $2,500 compared to $15,000 - $20,000 in other states. And our fee includes all pre and post-operative office visits with the Nicholson Clinic medical team, the surgical fee for Nicholson Clinic doctors, the hospital facility fee, surgical fee for anesthesiologist and pre-operative blood work and EKG. Post-operative blood work is NOT included.
A LAP-BAND® revision is a minimally invasive procedure where we laparoscopically remove the LAP-BAND® so the stomach returns to its normal pre-operative state, then add on another weight loss procedure that is more effective and long-lasting such as a gastric sleeve or a duodenal switch. The cost depends on type of revision needed and individual case but a band to sleeve revision could be as low as $10,000 (the same price as a plain sleeve) if we are able to do the procedure at the Surgery Center, all in one stage.
Please note, in a band revision, we DO NOT CHARGE for the band removal. Other bariatric surgeons charge for the band removal, but Nicholson Clinic never charges additional surgeon fees for a band removal when revising to a sleeve, bypass or duodenal switch at the same surgical session. Some hospitals may charge an additional fee for the band removal.