LAP BAND Surgeons

Weight Loss Surgeons
Dr. Merriman of Freedom From Obesity performs a variety of different surgical options for patients including Lap Band or gastric banding surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Revisional Surgery. Located in Shreveport, LA.
Dr. Alvarez is one of the leading surgeons in the continent performing the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve procedure. He has worked in several hospitals in the USA, France and Mexico and has performed thousands of these procedures.
Recognized as a "Bariatric Center of Excellence" by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, our Bariatric Center is dedicated to helping patients achieve significant weight loss. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Our respected, recognized program offers a comprehensive approach and features a full range of services and the most advanced surgical options. Procedures offered: Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (open, laparoscopic and robotic), Gastric Banding, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass (open, laparoscopic and robotic). Located in Abington, PA.
Our center began in 1999 and we are proud to offer the latest and most up-to-date surgical and nonsurgical treatments of excessive weight. Located in Fresno, CA.
Drs. Abkin, Bertha, and Iannace of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris, lead a practice dedicated to minimally invasive weight loss surgery and medical weight loss management. Located in Florham Park, NJ.
David Scott Thoman, MD, FACS, specializes in laparoscopic gastrointestinal and weight loss surgery in Santa Barbara, California. Weight loss procedures offered include laparoscopic gastric bypass, LAP-BAND, and single-incision LAP-BAND performed completely through an incision placed in the belly button.
Advanced Weight Loss Surgery specializes in both medical (non-surgical) and surgical weight loss. We are experts in obesity, its related health conditions, and offer a wide range of treatment options including Lap Band (gastric band), gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and other medical or surgical options, such as revisional surgery, Endoluminal Incisionless surgery (ROSE, POSE) and Gastric Plication. Located in Rockville, Maryland.
Weight Loss Surgeons

Consumer Guide to WLS

Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric Surgeon Fees:

Cost vs. Expertise

When choosing a bariatric surgeon, it is important for prospective patients to take into account the doctor's level of skill and experience. The fee paid to the bariatric surgeon is one of the primary cost factors, yet your decision should not be based on cost alone.

The bariatric surgeon you choose will affect more than your budget, it is one of the key factors determining successful results. In most cases, you will pay more for a highly qualified bariatric surgeon, however, you can also expect better surgical outcomes and lower complication rates.

One of the questions to ask your bariatric surgeon is 'How many of my type of weight loss surgery (gastric band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass) have you performed?' An experienced bariatric surgeon should have done at least 250 of your specific procedure.