Step by Step Walk Through of a LAP-BAND Procedure - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

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Step by Step Walk Through of a LAP-BAND Procedure

Dr. Buschman has developed a program to help our patients be successful on their weight-loss journey.  Here is an overview of the steps you will need to take to prepare for LAP-BAND System surgery and achieve optimal long-term results:

Step 1 - Office Visit
Dr. Buschman must see you in an office consultation to determine whether you are a candidate. This would be payable by your insurance if this is a covered benefit. If this is not a covered benefit then it is the patients' responsibility to cover the cost.

Step 2 - Meet with Chris
Licensed Professional Counselor Chris Menegay interviews each patient prior to the procedure to help determine success using the LAP BAND as a means of weight loss.

Step 3 - Meet with Tammy
You will meet with and speak with Tammy Brown, our consulting dietician, to discuss your lifestyle and diet in the conference room at SWAT Surgical Associates LLP.  This step will require multiple visits.

Step 4 - Medical Evaluation
Dr. Buschman will meet with you prior to surgery to update your history and physical, obtain consent and answer any final questions that you may have.

Step 5 - Payment
Regarding payment, we are more than happy to assist with pre-determination if necessary from your insurance company. However, many insurance policies do not consider this a covered benefit. It would help if you contacted your insurance company to see if this is a covered benefit in your policy. We can write letters and appeal on your behalf but if the policy excludes this procedure, you may be self pay. If your insurance does not cover this procedure and deems you self pay, we will work with you to best meet your financial needs. We offer financing options thru Care Credit, but additional fees may apply. We will also go over a detailed price sheet with you.

Step 6 - Surgery
Your procedure will be performed at High Plains Surgery Center LP. (Click here to learn more about High Plains Surgery Center LP.)

Step 7 - Post-Op Follow-Up & Lifestyle
After surgery Dr. Buschman will see you post operatively within 7 to 10 days and you will begin your track to a successful LAB-BAND user experience.

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