Price For Band Removal

on 2/14/19 6:10 pm

I just got an email from my dr.'s office letting me know that self pay to have my band removed is going to be $19,000. That sounds like more than I paid to get the thing put in...That was back in 2008, so I don't really remember the exact amount, but I don't think it was quite that much.

Why did I get this stupid thing knowing my insurance wouldn't cover any of it? Stupid, yes, I know!

on 2/26/19 6:59 am - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15

Unfortunately 15k to 20k is around the norm for placement or removal of the band. It is half the price in Mexico.

Do you have insurance now?

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
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Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl


on 4/4/19 10:57 am

I self paid for an outpatient Realize Band 10 yeaso ago -- 12,000 that included everything pre-op and 4 months of fills.

Now, self pay price for a VSG is around 18,000 and the self pay price to do a band removal, hernia repair and VSG revision is 23,500.

Fortunately, my current insurance is covering the surgeries


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