Healthcare can be expensive. Whether it’s the little copays and prescription costs that add up over time or the big one-time surgery fees like gastric banding surgery costs, one thing is for certain – you cannot put a price tag on your health. Dr. Kuri has been performing the lap band procedure for over 11 years, giving patients the tool they need to improve the quality of their lives. His favorite part of his job is hearing from his patients as they are losing the weight, reducing the effects of their co-morbidities (diabetes, sleep apnea, hyper tension), and living their lives more fully than they have in years.

Change is possible. All you have to do is start the process. Contact us today to learn how the lap band can work for you and, moreover, how you can position yourself to be able to afford the least invasive and only reversible surgical solution that will change your life for the better.

Kristin H - Lost 80Lb

Before:268lbs, jeans size 24, shirt size 3X – taken August 21st, 2011After:202.4lbs, jeans size 14, shirt size 1X – taken January 2014

Banded October 9, 2012

Remember a couple of months ago when I sent you some before-and-after pictures via Facebook? You said you’d like to use those for the Kuri website if I was willing and I said I’d be delighted, but allow me to knock off a few more. I’ve lost about ten more (averaging about a pound a week). I’m ready to make good on my word if you’d still like to. If not, then I’d just like to share.

83.2 pounds gone!

Cristopher - Lost 170 lbs

I had no idea when I started looking that I would find one of the best and most respected Lap-Band surgeons in the world

Banded August 31, 2010

At 345 pounds I knew I had to make a change. My knees, back, feet and blood pressure were killing me. I heard about Lap-Band surgery and decided it was for me. I decided to look outside the US for financial reasons. I had no idea when I started looking that I would find one of the best and most respected Lap-Band surgeons in the world. I couldn’t find (through extensive research) a single negative thing said about him! Dr. Kuri is way more experienced than any doctors in my area—and less expensive as well!!

Lap Band Surgery Costs and Benefits

In making any financial decision, it is imperative that you consider the lap band surgery costs vs. the benefits of your purchase. Part of that analysis is looking at what costs will you be cutting as a result of being banded. Here are a few examples:

  • No more need for fast food runs and big grocery bills – You’re not hungry all the time! The band tells you you’re full faster yet allows you to eat the portion sizes that are healthy for you.
  • No more diet pills, diet drinks, expensive diet food programs – Lose the weight and keep it off with only one product. There’s no need to “diet” with the lap band. You can eat what you like, though you only require a fraction of the portion size.
  • Remove the need to shop at oversized clothing stores – Find everything you need without paying the outrageous fees associated with plus sizes.
  • Significantly reduce doctor visit copays and fees – The lap band severely reduces the significance of many major co-morbidities associated with obesity and in some cases removes their threat altogether. Co-morbidities that have been proven to be reduced with the lap band include: diabetes, hypertension (heart issues), sleep apnea, and joint concerns.
  • No more need for pricey prescriptions – Many patients see a significant reduction in the medications their obesity requires them to take. Remove the excess weight and remove the need for excessive medications.

Benefits of having Weight Loss Surgery

Equally as important as the coin you’ll be saving are the benefits you will experience as a result of Lap Band surgery. The list is endless because the benefits are different for every patient, but in general many cite these as the most impressive:

  • Regaining self esteem and self worth.
  • The support and encouragement of the entire Kuri Community: our team of lap band surgeons, Patient Facilitators and Patient Educator, support staff, and the thousands of other Kuri Patients that have forged the path you are now considering.
  • The shock on people’s faces when they don’t recognize us x-amount of pounds lighter.
  • Enjoying a more active life with family and friends
  • Overcoming a troubling lifelong struggle
  • No longer needing to bring a seat belt extension on an airplane
  • Gaining a healthy relationship with food for the first time ever

Our Package Makes Surgical Costs Affordable

Please contact our office to discuss pricing for our affordable surgery package. The package includes:[/title]
  • Pre- and Postoperative Guidance from our experienced Patient Facilitators.
  • Transportation to and from the San Diego Airport.
  • Preoperative testing and examinations.
  • The surgical lap band procedure.
  • Various aftercare opportunities, including our membership in the Dr. Kuri News group.
  • Free lap band fills from Dr. Kuri and his team for life!
Financing alternatives are not limited to the companies. There are a number of ways to creatively finance your surgery. Please contact us so we may help you consider all of your options and help you find the best payment options available to you.

Medical Expenses are Tax Deductible

Surgery, travel, in-hospital meals, and hotel expenses are allowable medical expense tax deductions. For US patients, these deductions are outlined in IRS Publication 502. Please check with your tax advisor to see if you are eligible for these deductions or if there have been changes since the last publication date.

Third Party Financing For Surgery Costs

Over the years, many of our patients have experienced success in working with specific lending institutions. Upon their recommendation, we list the following companies for your consideration. You may click on the links below to inquire or to submit your application for their review.

Canadian Patients Financing Information

Patients residing in Canada please contact Medicard Financial. Medicard offers a simple and affordable way to finance your procedure, service or product and allows you to immediately acquire the care you desire. Medicard’s patient financing programs ensure that you don’t delay your treatment or purchase due to cost concerns by offering you a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments. They will pay your doctor or service provider in full now and you can repay them in affordable monthly payments.

Medicard Financial

Toll Free Phone: 1-888-689-9876



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