Lap Band

Write a review

88%
WORTH IT RATING based on 61 reviews

Lap Band WORTH IT RATING DETAILS

88%
WORTH IT RATING based on 61 reviews
Worth it ()
Not worth it ()
Not sure ()
%
based on reviews in the last 24 months
%
based on reviews in the last 12 months
An inflatable band is placed around the top portion of the stomach, shrinking it's size. Patients then consume less, resulting in weight loss.
READ MORE
Average Price: $8,450

Reviews from the Community

Narrow 61 reviews by:

Sort by:
  • Best match
  • Recent
  • Nearby
  • Comments
Worth It

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

Worth It

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

Worth It

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

Not Sure

Hi My name is Sheyla, Im very happy i found this page where i can read different point of views and experiences. My first consultation is on Monday, Im so exited but nervous. I am 26, pre-diabetic and over 100 pounds overweight. I have tried every diet and exercise programs out there and... READ MORE

Worth It

I had this done in 2010. I was really sick with diabetes and I couldn't' lose any weight and the Lap Band was fantastic for my immediate needs. I lost quite a bit of weight pretty easily, my diabetes actually went away, and overall I lost about 40lbs. I would really have liked to lose another... READ MORE

Worth It

Before I had the procedure done, Dr. Cobourn spoke with me on the phone to answer any questions I had about the procedure and if I felt I was doing the right thing. He was extremely authentic, warm, and funny. The clinic was extremely professional and explained everything to me beforehand and as... READ MORE

Worth It

I was asked to write a review for Lap Band. I had my Lap Band placed in July 2009. As of right now I am about 60 lbs down from my highest weight. It has been a journey that is for sure. There have been a lot of ups and downs both physically (nothing major) and emotionally. If I had it to do... READ MORE

Worth It

I am at 5 weeks post surgery, loving it so far! 31 days of liquid diet, no vomiting or nausea whatsoever! I have never been hungry at all. I paid cash, insurance wouldn't help at all, but I will not pay for any after care for a full year. Surgeon was great, staff was awesome, recovery very... READ MORE

Not Sure

At the moment I am excited to being on the new part of my life but also worried about if I fail. It's a lot of money I am selfishly spending on myself (with his support)....I don't want to be skinny (currently size 22) I just want to loose enought to be able to run around with my children asin... READ MORE

Worth It

I am 70, have been overweight for some time, and decided to go w/the lapband. I lost 30# pre and post op, and have not lost an ounce since. I am on prednisone for my asthma which causes me to crave sweets ... then did a long term substitute teaching job (am a retired middle school teacher),... READ MORE

Not Sure

Hi , it's now just been over a week since my opp and already feel different the pain has gone and I can even sleep on my left side I can enjoy baths not worrying if I get the cuts wet , and not using windeze anymore but it has been really hard only having liquid diet for two weeks first few days... READ MORE

Not Sure

I just got the procedure done Thursday and I don't know how to feel. I'm in a lot of pain and I feel very weak. I understand its a process, but its really hard for me at this point. I originally had it done because I'm 31 and have been type 2 diabetic for over 10 years. I wanted to have a... READ MORE

Worth It

I originally had the gastric bypass weighting 362. Here I am six years later at @ 155. It is all about how you take care of yourself. I have been hospitalized twice with dehydration and felt like death all due to me not taking care and following directions. It is all about control and truthfully... READ MORE

Worth It

I started on this site for my BBL & lipo only but while struggling to lose the weight to get it done a friend suggested I get the lap band first. then when i sent pics to some dr & they suggested I get it 1st. At first i was thinking i dont need no damn lap band I can lose weight but... READ MORE

Worth It

May 13, 2013 The story of my weight loss journey starts when I was five years old. I have memories of looking at and admiring everyone else's plate of food around me before and while I was eating my own. I just could never get enough food in me and be satisfied or what I would feel like... READ MORE

Worth It

BMI 30 Weight 73.5kg The reason why i am writing this is because i have just had my surgery post 1 week and i wish i had someone tell me these things so i was a little more clued on for the surgery. I went in with my eyes shut not thinking that it would hurt, but it really did its the kind... READ MORE

Not Sure

I am 44 years old and just barely a week post op. can't say yet if it was worth it but can say my doctor and her complete staff were all wonderful would recommend her to anyone but the pressure and bloating is very painful and the pain in the left shoulder is something that can only go away with... READ MORE

Worth It

Desperation to due chronic morbid obesity caused me to search out the only surgeon doing "silicone gastric banding" surgery in the U.S. in 1986, when I was in my 30s. He was an angel and a real pioneer -- learned the procedure in Europe. Although years later I had it reversed with a gastric... READ MORE

Not Worth It

My doctor never fully explained until after the surgery that the real weight loss secret to the band is "starvation" as he put it. Indeed, when the band is tightened, you can forget about eating most animal protein, melon, lettuce and sushi or end up throwing it back up. In fact, the food that... READ MORE

Worth It

I was 22, and had tried all RX diets..pills and shady weight-loss clinics..the gym only took 30 lbs and I busted butt. It came back, with a vengeance. I went to a weight loss seminar in 2003 and signed up for a consultation. The Band was not to long out of FDA trials, and I didn't want to do a... READ MORE

No matching results