Lap Band

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An inflatable band is placed around the top portion of the stomach, shrinking it's size. Patients then consume less, resulting in weight loss.
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Average Price: $8,450

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After literary ages, talk w/my primary for two years, finally having initial consultation next Thursday. I'm 350lbs. Told all my life by my Dad I was fat. Did a mental job on me I kept inside. I look at old photos and, darn it, I looked good. Been through Optifast, Weight Watchers, ... READ MORE

Worth It

I gained weight with my two pregnancies and continued to gain as life became stressful and I used food to comfort me. I work from home so I have the ability to snack all day and night…..and I did, eating all day! Living with my family who have metabolisms like humming birds and can eat... READ MORE

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Hi my name is andrea and have struggled with my weight most of my life . I thought after lots of research and information this is what im going to do .. gastric band . my surgery is on the 27 th of dec 2013 and people are saying im mad to get it done just after Christmas but im 50 next year and... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I began my weight loss journey in 2009 when I decided to peruse Lap Band surgery through my insurance company. Getting approved by insure was no easy task, I spent a lot of money visiting countless doctors and jumping through hoops doing more tests than I have ever experienced in my life, like 6... READ MORE

Worth It

First it was a lot of work just to get approved to have lap Band surgery. I have Medicare as my primary and Humana as my 2nd insurance. Medicare will pay part of it if you fit into the guidelines of it being a medical necessary. Humana at that time, I don't know if it has changed, pay nothing... READ MORE

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I had my LapBand placed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX by Dr. Jason Johnson on December 6, 2006. I am 5'11" and at the time of my surgery weighed in at 339lbs! I was miserable. I had yo-yo dieted my entire life, going from a normal sized person to huge over and over. When... READ MORE

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Hi everyone my name is Tabitha and on December 31, 2010 I had lap band surgery. I received a 14cc allergen band. On surgery date I weighed 340 and lost 10 pounds by doing the pre-op diet.My thoughts and views on the lap band have changed dramatically since that day. You see I didn't realize how... READ MORE

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Tried every darn diet out there. Lose weight then gain it back plus more. So happy I did it. I paid for the procedure myself. Very easy in many ways. But you still have to work at it. Exercise is good for everyone. Watch your portions. Get a support group started if there isn't one available.... READ MORE

Worth It

My highest recorded weight was 550 pounds Feb of 2010. My surgeon put me on a preop diet until she was comfortable doing the surgery on me due to being high risk.I was finally banded on 8/3/2010, and happy to announce I lost a grand total of 301 pounds.I am extremely pleased with my lap band. READ MORE

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My new life began that day. Recovery was quick, no stitches. Learning how to eat was a challenge and still is, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Sometimes, eating too much makes me vomit, but then it Keeps me conscious of what I eat. I get full much faster and stay full longer. lost 100... READ MORE

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I had difficulties directly following surgery caused by an infection to my incisions. I also had difficulties finding restriction. I love the fact that a band can be filled and unfilled, however it is very important to be sure what you have in your band at all times.I frequently got sick with... READ MORE

Worth It

Being morbidly obese most of my entire life (since age 5), I was used to be being teased, harassed, bullied and ignored by family, classmates, teachers and parents. I kept to myself and with most people in this situation, food became our best friend and emotional outlet.Not knowing that a... READ MORE

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I had my lapband placed 2.5 years ago. I have lost 103 pounds so far. I am at goal. I am at a normal BMI, and I am off all of my Blood Pressure Meds. I have not had any problems with my band or my experience.My suggestion is do your research so that you will be prepared for the required... READ MORE

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As I was approaching my 40th birthday I knew, deep in my soul that I needed to make some changes in my life. Life was passing me by... I was sitting on the sofa wishing, hoping and dreaming instead of taking action.I was 325lbs and miserable with my life. I saw an ad for a local bariatric... READ MORE

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I had band fitted April 2006 as I weighed nearly 22 stones and was an English Size 24 at 5ft 4inches I was morbidly obese! I was in hospital for 1 night and then back to hotel for 1 night then fly home. After surgery was in lot of pain, more than I thought, Dr said this was due to strong muscle... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I got the lap-band in 2008 at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. From day one, I never had a serious restriction enough to slow down my eating. Over the last 4 years, I have lost 40 lbs and put it back on twice simply by exercising. The only problem is that I have a severely damaged back and working... READ MORE

Worth It

My highest weight was 265 (I'm 5'5) and I was only 25. I was so unhappy and so so unhealthy and dieting just wasn't getting me there. I chose to have a lap-band placed 11/2006 and it was the best decision I ever made. I was out of the hospital within hours and back to work the next week. I lost... READ MORE

Worth It

I am 36 years old.I made the best decision in my life on Feb15,2011.That was the day I had lapband surgery.I do not regret it at all.I have learned so much about myself during this time.T he band has been a great tool for me in the process.I was approaching 400lbs and feeling miserable and... READ MORE

Worth It

I started my journey more than 2 years ago with health issues that forced my hand. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome(APS), high blood pressure(for years). Because of APS I was told it was now a life or death decision to get the weight off and I knew that... READ MORE

Worth It

Struggled with my weight my whole life. Was comfortable with the lapband and knew it was the right decision for me regardless of the amount of weight I had to lose. My starting weight was 313.6lbs and I'm currently 156.3lbs. It was worth all of the hard work, and I recommend the lapband for... READ MORE

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