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Overlook Medical Center: The Patient Experience
Private Pay Gastric Band Package
Atlantic Health Weight & Wellness Center at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center offers the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAP-BAND® or REALIZE™ Band) procedure – a surgical option that controls the amount of food that can be consumed at one time.
During the operation, a hollow silicone band, placed around the top of the stomach, creates a small pouch and narrow passageway into the rest of the stomach, thereby limiting the amount of food that can pass through. The band is then inflated with a saline solution. After food enters the pouch, it slowly empties into the rest of the stomach. Liquids pass through the narrow opening created by the band while denser foods are delayed from passing through.
Your surgeon will adjust your band as needed. Patients considering this procedure are carefully screened for dietary habits and preferences, as well as pre-existing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
At Morristown and Overlook medical centers, we offer a private pay package that costs $14,000 for either the REALIZE™ Band or the LAP-BAND®. This all-inclusive package consists of:
Physician and anesthesiology charges are included in the pricing. Other components, such as additional nutritional counseling, are available for an additional fee.