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 , 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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