Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lap-Band,oBand, Gastric bypass vs. Bootcamp

Years ago Lap-Band surgery cost roughly around $25,000. Today you can have surgery for $4000 – $7000.
But really
The lap band surgery may cost anywhere from $17,000 to $30,000. The cost includes pre-op tests, surgeon fees, hospital charges. There may be additional charges added for follow up care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website presented a study which shows the estimated cost of obesity, including direct (preventative, diagnostic and treatment services related to obesity) and indirect (income lost, decreased productivity, restricted activity, absenteeism and bed days) medical costs. In 1998 alone, total adult medical expenditures attributable to overweight and obesity was estimated at $51.5 billion, including out-of-pocket medical expenses, private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. According to a more recent study (by RTI International, the Agency for Healthcare Research, and Quality and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) the annual medical expenditures attributable to obesity have increased significantly over the past decade to approximately $147 billion per year. An obese person spends approximately $1,429 in medical costs - 42% more than a person of normal weight.
According to the June 2005 online version of the Journal Health Affairs, the cost of obesity can add up to $15,568 a year, including medications and food.   WEIGHT-RELATED COSTS   This includes: Medical/Drug costs $5,965 Out of Pocket Healthcare Expenses $2,182 Employment Inactivity Costs $900 Commercial Weight loss Programs $600 Prescription Co-Pays $600 Grocery and Dining Costs $5,321
Total $15,568
The cost of gastric bypass ranges from $18,000 to $35,000, depending on where you live. The good news is that, increasingly, insurance providers (including Medicare and, in some states, Medicaid) are offering gastric bypass surgery insurance that covers all or part of the gastric bypass cost if your doctor establishes medical necessity and if you meet the National Institutes of Health insurance requirements.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost Breakdown

The cost of gastric bypass surgery comprises:
  • Anesthesia fees
  • The hospital facility fee
  • The surgeon's fee
  • Pre-op lab and X-ray fees
  • Some period of time after surgery for post-operative care (typically 90 days)
Factors not included in the cost of gastric bypass:
  • Post-surgery behavior, exercise and diet counseling, including the cost of vitamins and supplements.
LAP-BAND®
  • low risk
  • minimally invasive
  • reversible
  • adjustable
  • no hospitalization
  • no cutting
  • no malabsorption
  • no unhealthy muscle wasting
  • no dumping
  • no diarrhea
  • no osteoporosis
REALLY? (This is my own input)<<<<< BYPASS
  • high risk
  • invasive
  • irreversible
  • permanent, non adjustable changes in anatomy
  • 2-3 days hospitalization
  • intestines cut and rearranged
  • chronic malabsorption
  • unhealthy muscle wasting
  • dumping
  • diarrhea
  • osteoporosis
(this is on their own site)
While surgeons have reported that gastric bypass yields a faster pace of weight loss in the first year, the long-term results of gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® are practically the same. The real difference is in the shorter-term results. Whereas gastric bypass is far more invasive and requires a longer recovery time, LAP-BAND® is the minimally invasive, safer and more controlled surgical option.
Now after eading all that
Let me ask you some logical questions..
Which one of these helps with your cholesterol?
Which one of these helps with your diabetes ?
Which one of these helps with your stess and hyper tention?
Which one of these will help you get stronger?
Less winded when you go up the stairs?
Which one shows you how to eat? What to eat? When to eat? To Support Your Goal
Which one will give you long, lean, lean muscle tissue?
Why do I push Boot Camp or my program?
Because we do give you all those things!!
Exercise, specially the way we do it, will help with:
It can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, dementia, osteoporosis, gallstones, diverticulitis, falls, erectile dysfunction, peripheral vascular disease and 12 kinds of cancer.
But what if you already have one of these conditions? Or an ailment like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, congestive heart failure or osteoarthritis? How can you exercise if you’re always tired or in pain or have trouble breathing? Can exercise really help?

Can exercise really help?
You bet it can. Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and co-author with Carole B. Lewis of “Age-Defying Fitness” (Peachtree, 2006), conducts workshops for physical therapists around the country and abroad, demonstrating how people with chronic health problems can improve their health and quality of life by learning how to exercise safely. “The data show that regular moderate exercise increases your ability to battle the effects of disease,” Dr. Moffat said in an interview. “It has a positive effect on both physical and mental well-being. The goal is to do as much physical activity as your body lets you do, and rest when you need to rest.”
NO ONE CAN DENY THIS!!!
They can feed you BS on how it hurts or takes along time....but it is just that BS
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