After Surgery to Slim Down, the Bills Can Pile Up
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In November 2009, she decided to have adjustable gastric banding, a kind of bariatric surgery in which a silicone band is positioned round the top part of the stomach, restricting the quantity of food an individual can comfortably consume. Bariatric surgery costs $15,000 to $30,000, depending on the procedure and also the part of the country where the patient lives. Ms. Warnock-Morgan was fortunate in lots of ways. Not only was her surgery successful (she's lost 127 pounds), but her insurance covered all of the costs. Nevertheless, she’s facing new bills. Once she loses her excess weight, she said she would have to spend thousands of dollars on plastic surgery to “rebuild my bodyâ€