Your health is priceless.

A small investment in you, for the rest of your life.


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Investing in your health

Spending money on failed weight loss programs can be exhausting. It’s time to make a change and take control of your life. Think of it this way, the LAP-BAND® is an investment that can pay off for the rest of your life. Improved health and increased confidence is only the start.


Better Health

Your health is invaluable. Significant weight loss with help from the LAP-BAND® has been shown to improve certain health conditions. Gastric banding can help you incorporate healthy portion control into your overall lifestyle, while a comprehensive aftercare program provides you with support throughout your weight loss journey.

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Valuable Results

Hard work pays off, so after all your dedication and effort, you deserve to enjoy your weight loss results for years to come. The LAP-BAND® is designed to help you achieve long-term results, unlike quick-fix diets and temporary cosmetic procedures. You can take pride in your weight loss results and improved confidence. You earned it.

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It's Affordable

Finances should never stand in the way of your health. LAP-BAND® specialists around the world understand how important it is to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain your overall well-being. That’s why affordable financing and payment options are available. The LAP-BAND® System is commonly covered by most insurance companies. You can speak with your insurance provider or LAP-BAND® specialist to further explore your options.

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The Cost of Obesity

Believe it or not, obesity could be costing you thousands of dollars every year. A study at George Washington University was conducted in regards to the cost of obesity. It was found that the average annual cost of obesity is $2,646 for males, and $4,879 for females.1 Factors such as wage discrimination, sick leave, medical costs, life insurance, and direct medical were considered during the study.1

After some number crunching, it doesn’t take long to calculate how much obesity could be costing you. Consider how much you are currently spending on things such as:

  • Diet plans
  • Dietary supplements
  • Groceries
  • Higher medical bills

In most cases, the cost of obesity over a lifetime could cover the cost of the LAP-BAND® again and again.

 

How much does the LAP-BAND® System cost?

The LAP-BAND® can result in a lifetime of improved health among many other numerous benefits. The LAP-BAND® System generally costs anywhere between $9,000 and $18,000. Pricing varies between weight loss clinics, based on factors such as demand, insurance coverage and location. Insurance companies may help cover the cost of bariatric procedures, including the LAP-BAND®. You can inquire with your insurance company or LAP-BAND specialist to explore your coverage.

Many insurance companies will assist with the cost of the LAP-BAND®. Inquire with your insurance provider for more information about coverage.Speaking to a LAP-BAND® specialist can give you a better idea of the costs, insurance coverage, and financing options that are available to you.

Affordable financing to fit almost any lifestyle.

It’s important for you and your loved ones that you achieve and maintain the best health possible. The LAP-BAND® System Financing Program helps patients with out-of-pocket expenses related to the LAP-BAND® System procedures and aftercare. Simple, low-interest installment loans can help with costs.

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Easy Application

The application process for financing is quick and simple. When you apply online, you can find out if you are approved within two minutes or less. You can receive funds in your bank account within as little as five days. You can even review your rate, payment, and term – all without affecting your credit score.

Low Rates

Our loan terms are up to 60 months with rates starting at 7.00% (starting APR for best borrowers). And that’s not even the best part! There is no down payment or collateral required, and no prepayment penalties. You can rest assured that your finances are in the best hands possible.

Convenient Access

You don’t have to worry about waiting for business hours. We don’t have any limitations if you need to access information regarding your financing, or if you would like to apply. We offer access online 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Are you interested in financing? Apply today!

Why Spend the Money?

Less Invasive Procedure

The procedure is performed laparoscopically. That basically means that a tiny camera allows the surgeon to see inside your body as he or she performs the procedure.3 Only a few small incisions are made in the abdomen (about 1.5-2.5 cm each). The band is placed around your stomach using long, thin instruments.

Minimally Disruptive

The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis2 and the surgery itself typically takes less than an hour.2 When the procedure is performed in an inpatient setting, the hospital stay is generally less than one day.2 In most cases, you’ll get back to your life in a week or two.2

Supportive Aftercare Program

Following the placement of the gastric band, you will be provided with the expert guidance and genuine care of a highly-trained team of LAP-BAND® specialists. You will be provided with the tools and learn the techniques to live a long-term healthy lifestyle.

TAMMY LOST 110 LBS.

"Be ready for change, and be willing to change"

The LAP-BAND® offered Tammy control over her weight loss. She lost weight at a pace that was safe and comfortable for her. In less than two years, Tammy lost 110 LBS. with help from the LAP-BAND®.

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Taking the first steps

It’s important for your weight loss results that you find the right clinic for you. You can speak with a LAP-BAND® specialist about costs and financing options during your consultation.


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Lose weight safely and effectively

The LAP-BAND® weight loss program can fit almost any lifestyle, and most budgets too. To find out if it’s the right weight loss solution for you, contact a local clinic today.


IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information

Indications: The LAP-BAND® System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

Contraindications: The LAP-BAND® System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results (e.g., inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, GI conditions, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, cirrhosis), who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, who have alcohol or drug addictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

Warnings: The LAP-BAND® System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Adverse Events: Placement of the LAP-BAND® System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient’s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Band slippage, erosion and deflation, reflux, obstruction of the stomach, dilation of the esophagus, infection, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

Important: For full safety information please click here, talk with your doctor, or call Apollo Customer Support at 1-855-551-3123.

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References:

  1. The Costs of Obesity, In Actual Dollars. [Online]. Available: http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/08/the-costs-of-obesity-in-actual-dollars-chart/. Accessed: December 12, 2016.
  2. The LAP-BAND® System Surgical Aid in the Treatment of Obesity – a decision guide for adults. Austin, TX: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc; 2014 GRF-00305-00R01
  3. Hutter Matthew, et al. First Report from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has Morbidity and Effectiveness Positioned Between the Band and the Bypass. September 2001