One of First-ever Lap Bands in 1986 -Irvington, NJ
Desperation to due chronic morbid obesity caused...
- 9 Mar 2013
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 bypass (chronic vomiting - my fault) I have NEVER regretted it and it changed my life.
From a clinical psychologist I was seeing about weight loss issues, and research in various non-diet (had tried ALL of them) emerging treatments worldwide for obesity.