Weight Loss Surgery Medical Center in Kansas
Weight Loss Center for Bariatric Surgery in Kansas
According toThe State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, Kansas now has the 16th highest adult obesity rate in the nation. Kansas's adult obesity rate is 30.4 percent, up from 23.9 percent in 2004 and from 11.3 percent in 1990. Rates increased in six states in the past year.
National Bariatric Link has helped hundreds of patients start with the right bariatric surgeon in Kansas. Weight Loss Surgery can drastically change your life and the best bariatric surgery team can make the difference between success and failure.
Our trained weight loss counselors and coordinators can help guide you through your entire weight loss jouney, at absolutely no cost to you! We can provide information about procedures offered in your area and suitable for you, help you find the perfect weight loss surgeon or clinic in KS, assist with insurance or financing if needed.
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How do I Start the Bariatric Process?
The first step is to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. The National Institute of Health has set forth guidelines to determine who is an appropriate candidate for weight loss surgery. Your insurance company and your surgeon will abide by these guidelines. After you have finished the pre-qualification we will email you the step 2 – 10 to make the process simpler.
Weight Loss Surgery: Which one is Best?
The type of surgery you choose will depend on several factors including; bariatric insurance coverage, your medical history, your current weight and personal expectations, as well as your surgeons recomendations. Gastric Sleeve is one of the newer types of bariatric surgery and many surgeons prefer Gastric Sleeve over Gastric Bypass and Lap Band surgery.
Gastric Bypass Cost in Kansas
The cost of gastric bypass surgery in KS depends on several factors such as the facility chosen to perform the procedure and the geographical location in which the patient and the facility reside. Many surgical clinics offer competitive prices and if the patient has insurance, and he or she is medically eligible for the surgery (by the insurance), than most likely the procedure will not cost anything to the patient.
Lap Band (Gastric Banding) Cost in Kansas
When talking with the surgeon about specific lap band costs, it is extremely important to question the costs of the procedure from beginning to end. The main costs to keep in mind and consider are any pre-operative tests, hospital charges, surgeon fees, and associated surgery fees. Additional costs can include nutritional counseling, follow-up care, psychological support and any follow-up medical appointments.
How Much Will I lose the first year?
The amount of weight you lose -- and how fast you lose it -- depends on which weight loss surgery you have. Patients who have adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band®) procedures usually lose weight more slowly the first year than those who have gastric bypass (RYGB) or duodenal switch procedures (DS), but total weight loss is comparable with each procedure. In our program the average patient loses between 68 to 78 percent of his or her excess body weight after RYGB or DS.