Lap Band

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An inflatable band is placed around the top portion of the stomach, shrinking it's size. Patients then consume less, resulting in weight loss.
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Average Price: $8,450

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Not Worth It

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

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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

Worth It

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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I had my lap band on the 2/10/12 at the dolan park hospital, bromsgrove birmingham . i was at the point in my life that dieting just wasnt for me any more after so many years of yoyo dieting i desided surgery was my only option. Since having it done ive lost 12lbs im due my first band fill... READ MORE

Worth It

I had surgery in July 2008. I've lost 150+ lbs and kept it off. The lap band only works if you use it. You need to find your sweet spot and slowly change your diet. It was also relatively painless. I understand not everyone can afford it and maybe some people base their rating on that. However,... READ MORE

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I'm only two months out so far but I have already lost 26 pounds and I'm already starting to feel better health wise. Surgery went smoothly, I recovered quickly and have had no complications. I'm a mother of 2 young boys and it was hard keeping up with them plus I was scared that being 346 lbs... READ MORE

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6 years ago i had a gastric band fitted, i rushed in to the idea as i hated the way i looked and every time i dieted it worked for a while then i would hit a wall get disheartened then pile it all back on again, my weight problems started when i had my 1st child, during my pregnancy i put on 8... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I had a Lap Band 9 months ago. It was paid for by the NHS because I was 23 stone and couldn't lose weight because my knees are bad. It hasn't worked, I've only lost 10 pounds since having my first fill and I haven't lost anything got the last 2 months. I've seen my doctor and... READ MORE

Worth It

I have always been on the heavy side since a young child. So saying the word diet came natural for me. I would lose 20 to 25 lbs at a time and then gain 30 to 35lbs back. I had never thought about weight loss surgery during my past diets, for I didnt think at 230 lbs I would meet the... READ MORE

Worth It

Did LOTS of research and decided on lapband because it was the least dangerous. Banded 11/08. The first 25 pounds were super easy, but then I had to get with the program. In the next 3 years I lost 100 pounds. In 06/11 I had lower body lift, and all the typical work women want. Then in... READ MORE

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I was fortunate enough to have my insurance cover most of the surgery. I've had lapband for about three years now. I've lost a total of 62 lbs!! After two kids I was up to 222lbs and I'm only 5'2"!! I was depressed and didn't even realize it. My weight had taken over and... READ MORE

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I had my lap band surgery on 1/14/11. It was the best decision I ever made. The band was the last tool I needed to change my life forever. I lost 44 lbs before I became pregnant with my first son, Aiden. I love my son more than anything. I gained 17 lbs throughout my pregnancy, and that (was)... READ MORE

Worth It

Best thing I ever did for myself. I have always struggled with my weight and as I got older it became harder to lose. But when I developed adult onset diabetes in addition to high blood pressure I knew that I needed to do something fast. A friend of mine had the lap band done and she had nothing... READ MORE

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I had my Lap Band procedure done on August 24,2011 at Dar Al Shifa Hospital in Kuwait. They are the first hospital in Kuwait to have been given permission by the Ministry of Health to perform this procedure. The hospital is a new, modern hospital with wonderful and helpful doctors and nursing... READ MORE

Not Sure

I have been overweight for the most part of 35 years and life has been getting increasingly more difficult with the weight. I am suffering alot of pain in my joints and feel so tired all the time and unable to bend over and do the smallest of things like cut my toe nails. My self esteem is also... READ MORE

Worth It

I had the gastric band fitted in november 2007. this was not an easy option. However, it has been the best decision i have ever had. i first tried every diet, pill, exercise, slimming clubs and changes in lifestyle but nothing shifted my excess weight. i cannot say having the band was the... READ MORE

Worth It

I jhad my lap band 3 years ago and love it. It is a slow work in progress to lose the weight. Its taken me 3 years to get my goal and have lost 60# pounds which doesn't sound like a lot. It takes time for your body to adjust to the band being adjusted. You have a port that is filled with... READ MORE

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I had my Laparoscopic LapBand Surgery on the 16th of Feb. 2010. I had a medical history of high blood pressure, edema, sleep apnea, arthritis, and 100lbs overweight. My BMI was 46. I was a ticking time bomb. So having this surgery hopefully has prolonged my life.I consulted with the... READ MORE

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Wanted to lose weight and had many complications READ MORE

Worth It

My cost was the "program cost" not covered by my insurance. I am very lucky that I have a really great insurance policy that covered all the medical costs due to my having high blood pressure and diabetes. I am 42 and have been overweight for more than 20 years. I have tried every... READ MORE

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