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Roxbury Beverly Hills Surgical Medical Center, Inc.
Weight Loss Center & Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery Center.
 
 
Our Locations:
  435 North Roxbury Drive Suite 405
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

  221 N. San Dimas Ave. 200
San Dimas, CA 91773

30 min. from Downtown, Los Angeles.
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435 North Roxbury Drive
Suite 405

Beverly Hills, CA 90210




221 N. San Dimas Ave. 200
San Dimas, CA 91773

30 min. from Downtown, Los Angeles.




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Are the costs of LAP-BAND® procedure covered by Insurance?

Our center accepts most insurance plans. You may submit information regarding your insurance carrier in the Patient/Inquiry department. Our staff will verify your insurance information and determine if your insurance covers the procedure. Insurance will be considered for this surgery if proper documentation is provided to substantiate medical necessity.
You may also contact us at:
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and provide us your insurance information over the phone for verification.  [more]


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Lap Band ®. Regain Control of your Body

The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band. It's Adjustable! It's Reversible!

LAP-BAND® Surgery might be covered by PPO Insurance.
We accept PPO, Cash, Financing.

 Is the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System Right for Me?

You have decided to change your life with this procedure. So go ahead, take the tour and see what is our Lap Band surgical center has to offer to you.

LAP-BAND® Procedure
by Insurance, Cash or Finance!

It's Adjustable!   It's Reversible!

  • We performed as an Outpatient procedure.
  • Most Patients Leave home Within Hours following their procedure.
  • LAP-BAND® the safest, least invasive Weight-Loss Surgery available today.


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Allergan
  Procedure LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band
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LAP-BAND® Surgery
Special (this Month)

Special (this Month)
realize
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. a Johnson and Johnson company
Lap Band ® might be covered by Insurance
  In our Surgical Center we accept the following payment:
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
insurance accepted
 
 

The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band

Obesity is a national epidemic in America -
almost 1000 people die from obesity related problems every day
  The Obesity Epidemic
Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Many diseases and health problems are connected to obesity. In America, there may be as many as 300,000 premature deaths that are related to obesity, according to the US Surgeon-General. Obesity rates in the America have increased rapidly in recent decades. The American Obesity Association says that obese individuals have a 50 to 100 percent increased risk of death when compared to non overweight individuals. Obesity is the Second Leading Cause of preventable death in the United States.
 
  Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding operation
The demand for adjustable Lap Band surgery has been growing steadily since its approval by the FDA in June 2001. Studies have shown the Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding operation to be safer and more effective with greater long term weight loss results than other more invasive bariatric procedures.
 
  Procedure with less trauma
Because the stomach is not cut or stapled or rerouted, the LAP-Band process is considered to be the least traumatic among available weight loss surgeries. Using laparoscopic surgery there are advantages of less pain in the postoperative period. It may require less time for recovery and shorter hospital stays. If the band has to be removed the stomach returns to its original form.
 
  Adjustable Treatment

The diameter of the LAP-Band System is adjustable to achieve a personalized rate of weight loss. It is the only weight loss surgery that is adjustable.  Patients who do not lose sufficient weight may have their bands tightened or pregnant patients may have their bands expanded to accommodate the needs of athe fetus as it grows.

Since the band is connected by tubing to an access port during surgery, it can be inflated or deflated with a saline solution to adjust its size. The port is not visible above the skin.  The surgeon can manage the amount of saline, and thus the size of the band, by using a fine needle and accessing the port through the skin.

 
  Insurance Guidelines:

Are the costs of LAP-BAND® procedure covered by Insurance?

Our center accepts most insurance plans. You may submit information regarding your insurance carrier in the Patient/Inquiry department. Our staff will verify your insurance information and determine if your insurance covers the procedure. Insurance will be considered for this surgery if proper documentation is provided to substantiate medical necessity.
You may also contact us at:
Tel.
and provide us your insurance information over the phone for verification.  [more]

What insurance companies do you accept?

...and more...

We accept a variety of insurance carriers and plans. During your initial consultation, you'll complete a Patient Questionnaire that contains a section on insurance coverage. You may contact our office directly prior to your consultation to discuss insurance coverage and verification. Please call us at:
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TYPES OF ANESTHESIA
In our Surgical Center compare to number of other Surgical Center we prefer  General Anesthesia , in which case you'll sleep through the entire operation and do not feel any pain.
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Which procedures would you like more information about?
Your Surgery might be covered by Insurance
  LAP-BAND ® procedure Panniculectomy Surgery
(after massive weight loss)
  REALIZE Band procedure StomaphyX
Gastric Sleeve Procedure ROSE
Restorative Obesity Surgery
  Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Tummy Tuck
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* The Information Presented On This Website Is Intended To Be Used For Informational Use Only; It Is Not Intended To Be A Substitute For Professional Advice. If You Are Planning On Having A Procedure Performed Or If There Is Anything You Don't Understand Or Have Questions About Your Procedure, Time, Price Variation Due Patient Comorbidity, Our Special Price Reflect Surgery for Patients with Weight up to 160 Pounds and IV Sedation, Additional Cost for Blood Work, General Anesthesia, Recovery, Combination Of The Different Procedures. Please Consult Our Physician Who Will Be Happy During Your Free Consultation To Go Over In Details With All Your Questions.

LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band vs. REALIZE™ Band

The LAP-BAND System and REALIZE Adjustable Band are the only two laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding  procedures currently approved for use in the United States.

The primary differences exist in the construction of the gastric bands, the band sizes, fill volume and access port size and attachment method. Many bariatric surgeons consider them equally good choices, but choose which band is best for the patient based on the patient's anatomy. 

Bariatric patients in the United States will benefit from having two options for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Our doctors during Free Consultation will discuss which type of procedure is most appropriate for patients.

Procedure

LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band

REALIZE™ Band

Manufacturer

Allergan

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a division of Johnson & Johnson

Developed/First Used

1993 in Belgium
1985 in Sweden

Date First Marketed Outside USA

1994
1996

First Adjustment

4-6 weeks after surgery
4-6 weeks after surgery

US Clinical Trials

Started in 1995
Started in 2003

Date Approved By US FDA

June 2001
September 2007

Surgery Method

Laparoscopic
Laparoscopic

Adjustment Method

Saline added/removed with special needle via port
Saline added/removed with special needle via port

Product Material

Silicone
Strong, flexible silicone

Band Sizes

AP Standard
AP Large
One Size Fits All
Adjustable

Adjustable

Yes
Yes

Gastric Band

LAP BAND AP

360 fill capacity
Soft and pre-curved
360 fill capacity
One smooth inner balloon Low-pressure

Fill Volume

AP Standard, 10cc
AP Large, 14cc
VG, 10cc
9.75/10, 4cc
One Size 9cc (1.8 teaspoons)

Access Port

Port anchored with stitches to muscle wall
Self-clamping system attaches port to muscle wall Low-profile (1/2")
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Frequently Asked Questions About LAP-BAND® Procedure
We are committed to answering all of your questions about whether a LAP-BAND® Procedure is right for you. Please don't hesitate to call us and ask to speak with one of our highly rated LAP-BAND Surgeons or with one of our LAP-BAND patients who has already had the procedure.
»  Is the LAP-BAND® Surgery safe?

Yes. The LAP-BAND® procedure is considered the least invasive bariatric surgery available - offering fewer complications, less pain, less scarring, and a quicker recovery than any other form of obesity surgery. The LAP-BAND® procedure one of the fastest growing forms of Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is the LAP-BAND® procedure growing steadily since its approval by the FDA in June 2001

»  How long does it take to perform the LAP-BAND® Surgery?
LAP-BAND®, operation is performed under a general anesthetic and takes about 45 minutes. LAP-BAND procedure is out-patient procedure and majority of the patient will be up and walking four to six hours after surgery and release to your home the same day that you had your procedure.
»  Is LAP-BAND® procedure, reversible? Is it a life-long implant or should it be removed after time?
The Lap-Band can be removed, however it is normally a life-long commitment that is intended to help keep weight off.
»  Will my Insurance pay for the LAP-BAND® Surgery?

The good news is that many insurance companies and health plans include the LAP-BAND® Surgery as one of their weight loss benefits.
Majority major insurance companies cover the LAP-BAND® procedure as long as you meet their requirements. Your insurance may consider you a candidate for the LAP-BAND®, if your BMI 40 or greater We have insurance experts on staff to help you get approved through the insurance process. Contact us to get started!

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»  I do not have Health Insurance?
If you do not have insurance, or if the cost of LAP-BAND® Surgery is not covered under your current policy, then many other payment options are still available to you including easy LAP-BAND® financing currently there are several finance companies that offer flexible payment plans for financing the LAP-BAND®
»  Does Medicare cover the LAP-BAND® Surgery?
Medicare will cover lap band surgery for qualified patients when the procedure is performed by approved surgeons and facilities. Medicare coverage and requirements went into effect on February 15, 2006. Like many insurance programs, Medicare patients may have a co-payment amount even if they qualify. Although Medicare pays for weight loss surgery, they do not pre-authorize so it is important to be certain of the requirements for surgery coverage.
»  Is the surgery very painful?
This surgery is minimally invasive—described as a “keyhole” surgery—with minimal pain. You will be given pain medication for any discomfort you may experience.
»  Is there any scarring after surgery?
Since laparoscopic surgery is mini-invasive, there is minimal scarring. You will have 5 to 6 small incisions that usually heal quickly.
»  Is the LAP-BAND® permanent?
No - although it is not meant to be removed, one of the unique characteristics of the LAP-BAND® is that it can be removed surgically in a manner very similar to how it was inserted.
»  Are there complications if you ever plan on getting pregnant?
No, in fact surgery in many cases can increase your chances of becoming pregnant.
»  Pre-Operative Assessments, Lab and X-Ray Fees?
Prior to your LAP-BAND® surgery, you will need to take various tests to ensure your safety. Common pre-operative test include blood tests, an upper endoscopy, electrocardiograph (EKG), an echocardiogram and screening for sleep apnea.
»  If I need other abdominal surgery (Hiatal Hernia, Tubal Ligation, Ovarian Cyst, etc.), can the LAP-BAND® be applied at the same time?
Yes. Any one of these surgical procedures can be done at the same time.
»  What type of post-surgery support do you provide for me?
LAP-BAND® will help you lose weight, but our staff is committed to providing our patients support before, during and after their LAP-BAND® surgery. Following surgery, our doctors will work with you to create a post-operative diet and exercise program designed to help you achieve the healthiest weight loss possible. You come to our office for follow-up appointments several times during the first year after surgery and annually thereafter. In addition, we offer our patients the opportunity to participate in post-surgery support groups and counseling.

LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band vs. REALIZE™ Band

The LAP-BAND System and REALIZE Adjustable Band are the only two laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding  procedures currently approved for use in the United States.

The primary differences exist in the construction of the gastric bands, the band sizes, fill volume and access port size and attachment method. Many bariatric surgeons consider them equally good choices, but choose which band is best for the patient based on the patient's anatomy. 

Bariatric patients in the United States will benefit from having two options for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Our doctors during Free Consultation will discuss which type of procedure is most appropriate for patients.

Procedure

LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band

REALIZE™ Band

Manufacturer

Allergan

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a division of Johnson & Johnson

Developed/First Used

1993 in Belgium
1985 in Sweden

Date First Marketed Outside USA

1994
1996

First Adjustment

4-6 weeks after surgery
4-6 weeks after surgery

US Clinical Trials

Started in 1995
Started in 2003

Date Approved By US FDA

June 2001
September 2007

Surgery Method

Laparoscopic
Laparoscopic

Adjustment Method

Saline added/removed with special needle via port
Saline added/removed with special needle via port

Product Material

Silicone
Strong, flexible silicone

Band Sizes

AP Standard
AP Large
One Size Fits All
Adjustable

Adjustable

Yes
Yes

Gastric Band

LAP BAND AP

360 fill capacity
Soft and pre-curved
360 fill capacity
One smooth inner balloon Low-pressure

Fill Volume

AP Standard, 10cc
AP Large, 14cc
VG, 10cc
9.75/10, 4cc
One Size 9cc (1.8 teaspoons)

Access Port

Port anchored with stitches to muscle wall
Self-clamping system attaches port to muscle wall Low-profile (1/2")
 
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