A new study published in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases concluded that the cost of Gastric Banding weight loss surgery was cost effective in roughly two years post-op by reductions in obesity-related medical costs in those with a history of Diabetes and in roughly four years post-op in those patients without Diabetes. Currently, obesity costs the U.S. roughly $70 billion a year. The nation’s total medical bill as a result of obesity is currently estimated at $147 billion a year and represents about 10% of all medical expenses in the U.S. That 10% is estimated to increase to 16-18% of all U.S. healthcare costs in the next 20 years.
Dr. David G. Davtyan is one of the most experienced LapBand® surgeon in the U.S. as well as a prominent and respected surgeon in Los Angeles. He possesses a deep understanding of the gastric banding procedure because he is a LapBand® patient himself. Dr. Davtyan is now also offering the new Realize Band procedure at his practice. View all posts by davtyan