Lap Band Surgeons in Missouri

Weight Loss Surgeons
Columbia Bariatric Associates was established by Columbia Surgical Associates to provide safe and effective metabolic and bariatric surgical services for the treatment of morbid obesity. Our surgeons are specially trained to perform Gastric Banding surgery on qualified patients. Located in Columbia, Missouri.
Dr. Wagner and his dedicated, caring staff provide the education, support, and aftercare you need to make your bariatric procedure a successful one. Weight loss surgery options include gastric bypass, LAP-BAND System, REALIZE Band, laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection, and single incision surgery. Located in St Louis, Missouri.
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to the weight-loss surgery process that guides you from pre-surgery consultation and testing through surgery, recovery and continuing support. Located in Columbia, Missouri.
The SSM Weight-Loss Institute offers a comprehensive bariatric program that addresses all needs prior to and following weight-loss surgery. We perform three types of weight-loss surgery: gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding - single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and sleeve gastrectomy. Located on the SSM DePaul Health Center campus in St. Louis, Missouri.
Weight Loss Surgical Center has one mission: To help you live a longer, healthier, more fulfilling life through adjustable gastric band surgery (LAP-BAND and REALIZE BAND) and post-surgical guidance. Several locations throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.
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Consumer Guide to WLS

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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.