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 ›
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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

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

Hi everyone, i found it important to let the world know and I will find any site I can to warn people about a service site I went through and the doctor I used. I am not new to going to Mexico. On June 2010 I went to Dr. Rodriguez and I had the lapband put in. Great job with everything and I... READ MORE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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