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-- -- -- -- -- -- That we have new Jersey's governor Chris Christie and the New York Jets coach Rex Ryan just too recent notable figures to undergo a lap band surgery.
Doctor -- -- but is with as he practices lap band so do with the New York Barry Africa group -- to welcome the program thanks for having me.
I want some information.
Sure -- -- how much.
-- among billion dollar number on the I don't think they -- -- -- -- -- can range anywhere from 151000 dollars up to 25000 dollars or you can go down to Mexico and get -- front -- -- -- from you.
For me it's it's anywhere from fifteen to 45000 dollars and -- that I -- works why it.
We get we get different techniques we do them through the belly button -- no scars of course a little more money than to not traditionally -- to five incisions.
Depends where it's being done my -- saying no matter what if this Bennett and surgery center -- hospital -- a lot more money -- -- senators going fifteen to 25 depending on the -- -- searchers are correct and what you put the belts around someone's stomach essentially to restrict the size of the stomachs of -- so much correct it's a restrictive operation you put a band that's adjustable -- -- -- make -- tighter and -- if an appetite and -- restrictive and you do this to people who -- a hundred -- at least overweight.
We look at some -- BMI body mass index is roughly -- -- thirty which is could be anywhere from.
Thirty to fifty pounds overweight up until 10050 pounds overweight.
So it's variable depends and -- -- -- if I want it I can helmets no you can't you need to have a certain meet certain minimum criteria we look at.
I am told that this is the safest safest method of stomach restriction some doctors will cut half your stomach down to all of this -- -- -- the but you just put a belt -- safest.
Definition -- for all the surgery this this stapling and the lap and so from experience is no question -- is as safe as those stomach stapling or cutting.
And it's by far the state but it is the least successful.
Right what -- -- given your success rate shores of this success rate from lap band is very variable I mean surgery is an -- to guide is not a cure for -- fellow patient are you smiling here -- -- I don't know range of success average gap.
It eight in 10% of -- cases do you have people lose a hundred pounds and keep it off.
More than 10% of patients a lot more than 10% about 5060% of patients a successful with the surgery -- when -- -- successful what do you mean buck fifty's and we consider success -- -- lap and about a 60% excess weight loss long term.
Said of their excess weight to lose long so you do thought you're overweight by a hundred pounds and if you take this surgery.
And they keep off sixty pounds of a long period of time that success correct -- I'm gonna about it.
-- what's this I hear about people with a lap band surgery -- susceptible to alcoholism.
So people that are obese have a lot of very addictive personalities are sometimes you take away obesity to let the -- they need -- more -- no -- alcohol it's true.
In certain percentage of patients that definitely -- real high about all of them in the overall population no question these patients have addictive personality -- -- eclipsed Iraq.
We have five offices and five surgeons and we are all over the New -- a preliminary performances -- -- doing yeah we perform over a thousand -- mustard -- each year so it 151025000.
Dollars -- looking at fifteen to 25 million gross revenue for you'll barometric group so injuries we do we go -- -- I think and still won more than once -- the -- if you did the operation and they whatever they messed up that they come back to you you're -- chart a big part of our practice actually is that people get should bypass a game back we will put a lap and on top of the gastric bypass so.
There's a lottery additional surgeries that we deal that's a big part of our practices while the -- -- on the show.
Very happy to be -- and my -- are you Republican.
I've been fox is my favorite channel and humidity Republican area we just told everybody how much of it you get an -- -- -- But doctor that was -- talk to -- on gob thank you very much -- -- thank you for having me.
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