Lap Band

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Lap band surgery involves placing an inflatable band around the top portion of the stomach, limiting its ability to expand. Because it can't hold as much food before you feel full, you eat less and—if all goes according to plan—lose weight. LEARN MORE ›
Average Price: $8,875

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Down 30 pounds so far! No complications... No vomiting, No issues! VERY PLEASED! I was afraid going into this at 238 pounds, but it has changed my life and given me a fresh start... at 208 pounds... I'm on my way to a healthier me! The surgery was Same day surgery, everyone was great to me,... READ MORE

I just got my lap band fitted at Dolan Park with the Hospital Group. I had been considering WLS for years however my husband wasn't initially supportive and wanted me to try every other option. I dieted, I went to the gym and even saw a therapist. After watching me struggle he finally... READ MORE

I got the lapband to lose weight and be able to get to a successful goal weight of 200lbs. Im now 3 years later and my lowest was 220 current 235lbs and unable to get any lower.. Lack of motivation fed up with the long process etc. I have lost a maximum of 95 minimum of 80. I want to go to... READ MORE

Growing up, I was the thick girl in my family and among my classmates. My legacy of learned unhealthy eating habits and stress eating caused me to weigh 268 at my highest and on my 5'5" frame gave me a BMI of around 44. Surgery was performed on 11/24/2014 and in 3 months I lost 45 lbs. This is... READ MORE

Per insurance, I had to have 4 consecutive months of nutrition counseling before lapband could be approved. I'm coming up on my last appointment, but not sure if I will be able to pay the $3500 out of pocket. It's been great to hear all of your success stories. I am 34 years old, and I have 4... READ MORE

I swear, after my 30th birthday my metabolism switch got flipped to the "off" position. I had given up on achieving significant weight loss. It just didn't seem possible once I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which makes weight loss difficult. Then I was told I was pre-diabetic.... READ MORE

Was tired of constant Yo-Yo Diets, would take off my weight only to put it back on again. Finally had enough and went to Dr. Terry Simpson. Had my Lap Band in December of 2006 and have kept off my 50 pounds ever since! Dr. Simpson and his staff were great! They take you through every step... READ MORE

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

I was huge. 243 pounds and 5'8". I was in a terrible marriage and stupidly ate through my misery rather than get out. I had high blood pressure. I wanted to feel like the band gave me just a little help rather than make me throw up like most people did, so I didn't get very much saline injected.... READ MORE

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

Hello, I have been banded for almost 3yrs it's been a long hard road but worth it. I was a diabetic and weighed 400lbs, I'm am down to 280 with a loss of 120lbs. I am working on loosing more and I am looking into a panniculectomy cause of my hanging stomach it's giving me back pain and it's hard... READ MORE

I am just ready for my husband and I to start living our life we have both been overweight for so many years. Our children are adults now and I want to have fun go on trips , enjoy nature and most of all enjoy each other .... The things that I miss being able to do is cross my legs, not fitting... READ MORE

5'2" tall with bad back pain and knees. Could not walk more then a block or climb a flight of step without being out of breath and in pain. Husband had it 6 months before me and I decided I was worth it. My insurance paid for it which was one of the deciding factors in my actual decision to... READ MORE

My name is Kathy Barnett. I live in Hamburg, Arkansas. I have been married to my high school sweetheart since 1980. We have two wonderful children. I am a school teacher. I weighed in at Dr. Luttrell's office on July 12, 2011. My weight, 463 pounds! I had actually stopped weighing myself... READ MORE

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

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

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

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

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

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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