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: $8,825

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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

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

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

I was hitting a UK size 24 and knew I looked professional but a fat professional. Image in my work is important so I needed to do something. I had the band in June 2014 with Tonic weight loss surgery as they offer a full aftercare package. Boy was I glad in December I developed a chest infection... READ MORE

After being overweight pretty much my whole life, I took out a personal loan to get the lap band. My insurance would not cover it (Exclusion for WLS on my policy). I am full of emotions! Happiness, freedom fear, scared, nervous. I want this to work out so bad. I have read so many reviews of band... READ MORE

I met Dr Liu in 2006, at that time he was known for performing more than 800 Lap Band surgeries, giving him the most experience in the area, maybe even nation wide. Dr Liu is gentle, caring, patient and has a wonderful sense of humor. I was blessed to have had the experience, and couldn't... READ MORE

Hiya Im due to have my band fitted this month Im 23 years old i had my first baby last year putting on 3stone i now weigh 16stone My belly looks like a pouch and im terrified that once i lose weight im just going to be left with a huge amount of saggy skin on my belly anyone have any advice as i... READ MORE

Growing up I was always seen as "the fat girl." I never felt comfortable in my own skin around anyone... not even around myself. I have always felt like I am a failure and that I am going to die alone. This was all due to my EXTREMELY unhealthy eating habits and life style. Many people told me... READ MORE

Even though I put NO - not worth it I have to admit that the procedure did what is promised. I went from 268 down to 235 within the first 3-5 months. I went to the adjustment appointments for the first year with little weight loss as a result. The first issue I have is that I was promised... READ MORE

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