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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello I have been a else patient since 2008. I started my journey when I was 18 and the lap band 10 year studies had not yet come out yet. I thought the band was my best choice. I was obsessed with knowing everything I needed to know about the procedure and how to take care of myself and use my... READ MORE

In 2008 I had reached 280 lbs, and decided I had to do something before i reached 300 lbs. I have 3 metabolic disorders, and no matter how hard I worked out and changed my diet, I couldn't lose more than 10-15 lbs...then would gain back an extra 5 at the slightest deviation. At about 3 yrs into... READ MORE

I've been overweight since I was 15 so my high school years was difficult as I always remember I was very popular but "the best friend, never the girlfriend" although I had a lot of guy friends and never really had a real boyfriend, I was happy. It wasn't till my 20th birthday when i... READ MORE

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