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 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

I had my lap-band procedure done at the end of July, so its been about 12 weeks. Since the pre-op diet I have lost 23 lbs. The pre-op diet was hard, but so worth it for surgery. The day of and after surgery were hard and I was in some pain, but nothing unbearable. I would definitely do it over... READ MORE

I'm still getting the facts about LB, but this seem to be right for me. I hate my 305 self. I feel like am not me, I want a better life and healthier life and I think LB can be a good start for me. I still have a long way to go before I get the OK to have this done so I am going to be very... READ MORE

I got banded on 8/23/15 after years of dieting and exercise with no real results. I was extremely hesitant about the procedure but went through with it at the last minute as I had already went through with all the pre-op appointments. Was 259 on 8/19 and am at 250 1 week post op. Can't keep... READ MORE

I have struggled for the last 20 years with my weight, yo-yo-ing, on every diet out there, loved the weight loss but soul destroying when I put it all back on again, my BMI is 33 but I have been heavier at BMI 36. I know I can lose the weight, but can't bear to think that I might put it all... READ MORE

I had my band done back in 2009 and within the first couple of years, I lost over 100 lbs without exercising. I chose lap band because I am the nervous type and didn't want anything I couldn't reverse. Since the weight loss, I'm naturally active now so it helps me with maintaining my weight loss... READ MORE

I had my lapband put in by Dr. Ariel Ortiz with the Obesity Control Center in 2009. At the time, they didn't offer sleeve or bypass, stating that it wasn't "what god intended" for the body. I was too heavy to even qualify, weighing 346 pounds, so I had to lose weight and got down to 324 the day... READ MORE

51 year old female having lap band this month. I have been overweight for 25 years and looking forward to a healthier me. I have major joint pain, herniated disc in my back, recent ACDF, and hoping that the lap band will help me lose the weight, and lose the pain. Have tried walking,... READ MORE

I had surgery this morning at 7am. Had some gas pain but ive been up and cleaning this afternoon. Went to the grocery store and had no problem walking around. I've tried it all and had some good sucess. But now that I'm older I've opted for a little help. Fingers crossed it's what keeps me... READ MORE

Hello, My name is Jose Romero, I got my lap band inserted just last week and I have already begun to lose weight! Although the lap band is not the so called "Magic Bullet" its just a helpful addition in losing weight. Well worth it and I think it is better than the other 2 gastric type surgeries... READ MORE

You will lose weight at the start, well you can't eat you are in too much pain. After a yr you put it all back on but the worse part is the vomiting. you vomit all the time! so awkward, I never ever want to go to a restaurant ever again. And I have had gall bladder stones, pancreatitis went to... READ MORE

Six months later and a sixty pound loss I am ecstatic! Thank god for ny Bariatric group you are ALL amazing!Special thanks to Dr.Garber you are awesome Ty for giving me my lap band it has changed my life!!! Everyone that works here from Sharon George to Donna Franco and the rest of the staff I... READ MORE

Hello everyone I am a member of the lap band breast reduction, I have had the band since 2011, and loosing weight has been a stuggle, I mean I diet and although I do not excersise but I am very active with running after my little children, anyone have any advice? Oh let me tell you My youngest... READ MORE

I was hitting a UK size 24 and knew I looked professional but a fat professional. Image in my work is important so I needed to do something. I had the band in June 2014 with Tonic weight loss surgery as they offer a full aftercare package. Boy was I glad in December I developed a chest infection... READ MORE

After being overweight pretty much my whole life, I took out a personal loan to get the lap band. My insurance would not cover it (Exclusion for WLS on my policy). I am full of emotions! Happiness, freedom fear, scared, nervous. I want this to work out so bad. I have read so many reviews of band... READ MORE

I met Dr Liu in 2006, at that time he was known for performing more than 800 Lap Band surgeries, giving him the most experience in the area, maybe even nation wide. Dr Liu is gentle, caring, patient and has a wonderful sense of humor. I was blessed to have had the experience, and couldn't... 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

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