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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well I actually joined this site because I will be having a tummy tuck next week, but am very happy to share my lapband experience as well. I was banded over 4 years ago and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I really don't know what I would without my band. I lost 60 lbs... READ MORE

I am so proud of the decision that I made to have Lap-Band surgery. I was "banded" on Dec. 21, 2010. The journey has been challenging but to date I have lost 35 pounds and gone from a size 22/24 to a size 14 and still going down. The biggest pro from having this done is that I get... READ MORE

I had Lap Band surgery May 4, 2011, and had an Allergan . My starting weight was 310.8 and my weight as of today is 260.2 (week 14 post-op). I chose to have weight loss surgery because I began having health problems, namely high blood pressure and high blood sugar. It was also becoming... READ MORE

I had surgery this morning at 7am. Had some gas pain but ive been up and cleaning this afternoon. Went to the grocery store and had no problem walking around. I've tried it all and had some good sucess. But now that I'm older I've opted for a little help. Fingers crossed it's what keeps me... READ MORE

Hello, My name is Jose Romero, I got my lap band inserted just last week and I have already begun to lose weight! Although the lap band is not the so called "Magic Bullet" its just a helpful addition in losing weight. Well worth it and I think it is better than the other 2 gastric type surgeries... READ MORE

You will lose weight at the start, well you can't eat you are in too much pain. After a yr you put it all back on but the worse part is the vomiting. you vomit all the time! so awkward, I never ever want to go to a restaurant ever again. And I have had gall bladder stones, pancreatitis went to... READ MORE

Six months later and a sixty pound loss I am ecstatic! Thank god for ny Bariatric group you are ALL amazing!Special thanks to Dr.Garber you are awesome Ty for giving me my lap band it has changed my life!!! Everyone that works here from Sharon George to Donna Franco and the rest of the staff I... READ MORE

Hello everyone I am a member of the lap band breast reduction, I have had the band since 2011, and loosing weight has been a stuggle, I mean I diet and although I do not excersise but I am very active with running after my little children, anyone have any advice? Oh let me tell you My youngest... READ MORE

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