Cost of Gastric Banding in Mexico
Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) Costs
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The range is $15,000 to $24,000. This may be reduced by as much as 70% if done outside the US. In Mexico, the cost can be significantly less expensive.
As for other bariatric surgeries, this cost does not include the post-surgery consult to the dietician/nutritionist, nutritional supplements, and the cost of management of complication if any. You may need new clothes as you lose weight following the procedure. Therefore provision must be made for this.
For all bariatric surgeries, the cost shouldn’t be the primary concern but the quality of the operation and the overall/long-term health and financial benefits.
Studies have shown that LAGB often pays for itself over an extended period especially in those patients with diabetes mellitus. Insurance companies now know that there is a high potential cost-saving following this surgical procedure and they are now willing to finance the procedure for those that are eligible.