Bariatric Surgery at IBI Healthcare Institute
Bariatric Surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, refers to a wide range of procedures that induce weight loss by limiting the amount of food your stomach can hold. At IBI, we provide the safest and most advanced surgical options to reduce weight and achieve your ideal body.
Check your BMI Levels
Weight loss surgery is a medical procedure only suitable for obese individuals with serious medical problems linked to obesity, such as type-2 diabetes and heart disease, and who cannot reduce weight simply through lifestyle changes. Obesity means having excess body fat, leading to significant health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, type-2 diabetes, mental health problems, and a generally lower quality of life.
To determine if you’re truly obese, as opposed to simply overweight, calculate your BMI, or Body Mass Index, a measure of your body fat based on height and weight:
- BMI <18.5: Underweight
- BMI 18.5 to <25: Normal
- BMI 25.0 to <30: Overweight
- BMI 30.0 to <35: Obesity (Class I)
- BMI 35.0 to <40: Obesity (Class II)
- BMI 40.0+: Severe Obesity (Class III)
Types of Bariatric Surgery
The Laparoscopic Sleeve removes the stomach’s outer margin to restrict food intake, killing hunger pangs with just a few calories.
With an Endoscopic Sleeve, sutures are placed within your stomach to seal off parts of your stomach, reducing its food intake capacity.
With a Gastric Bypass, your stomach’s holding capacity is shortened into a small pouch, and it’s made to bypass much of the small intestine. You consume less food and absorb even fewer nutrients.
A Gastric Band is a silicone band that is placed around a portion of the stomach to decrease its size, reducing food intake by killing your hunger pangs.
The Orbera Balloon is a soft silicone balloon that is placed inside your stomach for six months, reducing food intake by tricking you into satiety.
The Obalon Balloon procedure consists of three lightweight and swallowable balloons that are gradually inserted into your stomach over three months, facilitating weight loss by reducing food intake.
Costing & Insurance Coverage
Bariatric surgery’s cost depends on several factors, including the surgery clinic’s location and the chosen procedure. The cost of weight loss surgery usually ranges from $15,000 to $50,000, with an average cost of $20,000. However, the procedure essentially pays for itself in the long-run because comorbid conditions associated with obesity lead to medical expenses exceeding $10,000 per year. Compared to that, the average medical cost of patients who have undergone weight loss surgery is around $2,000 per year.
Insurance providers are usually hesitant about paying for bariatric surgery because of the large upfront cost. However, you can increase your chance of getting insurance coverage if you can produce 6 to 12 months of documented diet history and consultations with nutritionists and psychiatrists. Basically, specific insurance plans may cover the procedure if it’s deemed medically necessary. At IBI, we consider all your financing options and insurance coverage to help you access the treatment.
Why Choose IBI?
IBI Healthcare Institute is one of the country’s finest surgical facilities, equipped with the latest cutting-edge technologies necessary to ensure safe and optimal results. During your consultation, our certified surgical experts patiently discuss your medical history, run diagnostic tests, and discuss your goals to recommend the ideal weight loss procedures for your needs. We curate the ideal treatment plan, and we stay with you through every step of the treatment procedure and beyond, ensuring optimal results and recovery. We help you achieve — and maintain — your dream weight and ideal body.
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