Self Pay Laparoscopic Band REMOVAL

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The Lap Band is not for everyone. Some patients can react unfavorably to a foreign object in their abdomen. Chronic nausea, vomiting, pain, slippage, prolapse, erosion, reflux esophagitis, and other issues can develop after banding in certain patient populations. Cost of removal at some centers can be astronomical, that’s why we have developed a self-pay removal option for those patients who no longer want their band. The following pricing is for band removal only, and does not include conversion to a sleeve. Revision from a band to another bariatric operation typically warrants hospitalization, and is not typically performed in an out-patient or 23-hour setting. Please contact the office for more information about revisional bariatric procedures.


  • Initial visit with Dr. Metz (Fellowship trained Center of Excellence Bariatric Surgeon)
  • Surgery Center Charges (Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Hospital) $4,500 (23 hours)
  • Surgeon’s fee $2,500 (includes initial consult fee)
  • Surgical Assistant’s fee $250
  • Anesthesia $550
  • 90 days of post-op follow up with surgeon
  • Completion of FMLA/STD paperwork
  • Labs – Covered by most insurance carriers. If you are unsure, please contact the customer service phone number on your card.

Prices may change without notice. Additional fees may apply for the following:

  • Preoperative laboratories and testing
  • Overnight stay in surgery center
  • Need for consultation with other providers (i.e. Cardiologist, pulmonologist, respiratory therapist)
  • Unforeseen post-operative testing (i.e. chest x-ray, barium swallow)

Full Payment must be received 2 weeks prior to date of surgery. Not all patients are candidates for bariatric surgery in the surgery center. Please discuss potential disqualifying factors with Dr. Metz’s office prior to scheduling.

Initial visit with Dr. Metz is $250.00, non-refundable, and due at time of consultation.

*Price is subject to change at any time.

Dr. Metz featured in the news

Read the Denver Post article featuring Dr. Metz, on the topic of foreign surgeries requiring repair.