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BARIATRIC SURGERY & BODY CONTOURING
LAP BAND

(Lose 50-100 lbs.)
The Lap-Band® is inserted laparoscopically using tiny skin incisions. It is placed around the top part of the stomach, essentially creating a small stomach pouch above the band, with a much smaller capacity compared to your original stomach. The band allows you to feel full after eating just a small amount of food. The food slowly passes through the band. There is a tiny port attached to the band, which is placed on the abdominal wall. It's used to inject or remove saline from the band to achieve adequate tightness. Adjustments are done in the office in under a minute.

WHAT TO EXPECT 
- 30 minute procedure
- Discharged home after a few hours
- Least invasive of the weight loss procedures, yet can be very effective for many patients.
- Return to work within 3 days.
- Liquid diet starts after surgery, and is slowly progressed to solid diet over few weeks.

BENEFITS
- Fully Reversible
- There is no cutting of the stomach or intestine
- No nutrition mal-absorption of any nutrients

APPROXIMATE WEIGHT LOSS
Lap-Band® is the least invasive weight loss surgery that still offers significant weight loss. This procedure is usually offered to patients who need to lose 50-100 lbs.

COST
- Lap-Band is often covered by insurance with minimal or no cost to the patient.
- Self pay packages are available
- Includes Consultation, Preop testing, Surgery fee, Anesthesia fee, Hospital fee, 3 months of follow-ups.

"Dr. Mehta and the staff are wonderful! Everyone is really helpful and accommodating. I’m extremely pleased with the lap band surgery. My results have been great and I’m healthier than ever." 
- Jen S.
INSURANCE vs. SELF PAY
INSURANCE vs. SELF PAY
We can give you accurate cost once we contact your insurance company for details. You should know that Dr. Mehta does not balance bill patients.  Our office manager, Lulu, is extremely knowledgable & efficient in dealing with insurance companies to get your surgery approved. If you decide to self-pay, you should find it comforting that our fees are amongst the best in Tristate, and we offer the convenience of 
0% interest financing using Care Credit® or Ally Loans®.

PRINCETON, NJ OFFICE
1 Academy Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
OLD BRIDGE, NJ OFFICE
2 Hospital Plaza, Suite 470, Old Bridge, NJ
PRINCETON, NJ OFFICE
1 Academy Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

OLD BRIDGE, NJ OFFICE
2 Hospital Plaza, Suite 470, Old Bridge, NJ

Call/Text: (609)924-0200
info@mehtamd.com
Instagram: @njsurgeon

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