New Report Suggests that Lap Band Surgery Covers its Own Costs in Two Years

Los Angeles bariatric surgeon, Dr. Michael Feiz, is one of the many medical professionals who will be able to more easily provide the Lap Band procedure for those that need it

Jul 15, 2011, 16:40 ET from Dr. Feiz and Associates

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- By being safe, minimally invasive, and extremely effective, the Lap Band has become one of the most accessible means for obese individuals with a BMI of 35 or higher to shed their excess weight and lead healthier lives. While some health insurance policies provide full coverage for the Lap Band for qualifying patients, new reports suggest that the up front price of the procedure is much less expensive compared to the ongoing medical costs of treating obesity's co-morbidities for years on end. Specifically the study, conducted by Allergan, Inc., states that the costs of the Lap Band procedure cover themselves in approximately two years for patients with diabetes and approximately four years for patients without diabetes. Dr. Michael Feiz and his team of skilled bariatric surgeons are one of the premier providers of the Lap Band in Beverly Hills, as well as 13 other convenient locations throughout the LA area.

Dr. Feiz's office goes extra lengths to help patients secure insurance verification for the Lap Band procedure. An in-house nutritionist and psychologist conduct thorough evaluations which are then given to the patient's insurance company to determine eligibility. With Allergan's recently published study, more insurance companies will likely be more lenient when it comes to providing full coverage for the procedure, mostly because it is more cost effective than assisting individuals with payments for endless doctor visits, medications, and obesity-related treatments. Better accessibility for the procedure means good news for the millions of Americans who suffer from obesity and/or its associated health risks.

The experience and passionate care the team at Dr. Feiz and Associates provides is unmatched, designating the offices of Dr. Feiz as the bariatric center of choice for men and women who seek weight loss in Los Angeles with the Lap Band, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy procedures. Undergoing a weight loss procedure allows patients to add 20 years to their lives, as well as relieve hazardous co-morbidities such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea within 6-12 months after surgery.

For more information about the sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and Lap Band in Los Angeles with Dr. Feiz and his team of distinguished surgeons, please visit

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