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Worth the drive

I’m 61 years old and have been struggling with my weight for over 30 years. Especially in the past 10, I really began to put on more and more weight. I tried everything from Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, going to a nutritionist, B12 shots, hCG hormone – I really mean everything. Sure, I’d lose ... READ MORE

60 Years Old. 410 Pounds 5'7" BMI 67 Start - Long Island, NY

I decided on the lapband before insurance guidelines stopped paying for banding over a BMI of 40 or so do to the low success and satisfaction rating and used the band a a scientific aid to study how to overcome its failing and exploit its capabilities with behavior and eating adjustments on an... READ MORE

Possible Lapband Procedure, 240lbs Sofl Resident 26 Yrs Old No Kids

OK so, I've been doing research on the procedure, not only that some doctors prefer you to go to a bariatric seminar as well (optional). So I found out that my insurance do cover it, I went to my primary care doctor to get a referral to memorial west hospital to meet with doctor Emil MateI today... READ MORE

After Years of Yo Yo Dieting I Finally Am Doing It - Birmingham, GB

I just got my lap band fitted at Dolan Park with the Hospital Group. I had been considering WLS for years however my husband wasn't initially supportive and wanted me to try every other option. I dieted, I went to the gym and even saw a therapist. After watching me struggle he finally... READ MORE

21 Years Old with 8 Stone Lost in 2 Years

Before considering a lap band, it is important to understand fully the pros and cons of this life changing procedure. Although the results are amazing there is certain aspects that I wish I had understood more before getting it. When I was 19 I was at my heaviest weight of 147kg(over 23 stone).... READ MORE

Yo-Yo Dieter!!!! - Atlanta, GA

Well, here I am!!!! My expectations from any procedure I am approved for is to discontinue the yo-yo dieting. I love food!!!! I love food!!!! Im just tired of the back and forth and now realize that I need a long term solution that can help me along the way of becoming a healthier me! I have... READ MORE

Time To Get Banded - London, GB

Hey Guys! So I've made the decision to have a band fitted at a BMI of 34 as I'm tired of losing weight and gaining it back with more on top. I know it's not going to be easy but I'm determined to make it work. I'm scheduled to have it done in March 2017 so will keep you updated as it goes... READ MORE

MY Lab Band Experience - Toronto, ON

Hello all, I just wanted to share my lap band experience. I cannot recall the exact surgery date but I had the surgery in November or December of 2008. My overall weight was 256 pounds. I was very excited and could not wait to have this surgery I was thinking that all my weight problems would be... READ MORE

Finally Made It!!!! Chicago, IL

Growing up, I was the thick girl in my family and among my classmates. My legacy of learned unhealthy eating habits and stress eating caused me to weigh 268 at my highest and on my 5'5" frame gave me a BMI of around 44. Surgery was performed on 11/24/2014 and in 3 months I lost 45 lbs. This is... READ MORE

49 Years Old Feeling Good but Worried

First 4 fills great no problems at all I've almost lost 5 stone feeling fab BUT after my 5th fill so a total of 6ml still fine but took longer to eat solids I got a cold since then I'm sick heart burn trapped wind can't drink much sick if I eat anything really can have a small amount of soup has... READ MORE

63 Year Old Man: 'Year of Action'!

After literary ages, talk w/my primary for two years, finally having initial consultation next Thursday. I'm 350lbs. Told all my life by my Dad I was fat. Did a mental job on me I kept inside. I look at old photos and, darn it, I looked good. Been through Optifast, Weight Watchers, ... READ MORE

37 Year Old Married Mother of 1. Louisville, KY

Hello. I am 37 years old and I'm overweight. My bmi is 44.6 and I got approved for lap band . My surgery is scheduled for March 23. I wasn't always this size. Believe it or not. I used to be in a 5/6. When I got married in 2001. I went through every size and then stopped at size 18. I have never... READ MORE

Lap Band at BMI 31 to Stop the Yo Yo Yo Ing World - Bromsgrove, GB

After years of going up and down in weight, and hitting 43yrs old and only 5ft 2in, i took the step to get a lap band fitted to stop me eating so much. No matter what amount of food i have, im never satisfied. I decided to go to the hospital group in Bromsgrove, my surgery was carried out by Dr... READ MORE

Wow...7 years already?!

I had my LapBand placed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX by Dr. Jason Johnson on December 6, 2006. I am 5'11" and at the time of my surgery weighed in at 339lbs! I was miserable. I had yo-yo dieted my entire life, going from a normal sized person to huge over and over. When... READ MORE

41 Years Old, Married and Have 2 Kids - Manchester, GB

Had a gastric band 4 days ago and just starting to feel normal. All went well. A bit of discomfort at the beginning but after the pain killers kicked in, I was good. Had procedure done as I weighed 14stone 7lbs and Iam 5ft 2 had tried lots of diets.Hope I lose lots of weight - so far 14st 2lb... READ MORE

42yr Old Married Mum of 2, Something Had to Change After Reaching 366lb Hampshire UK

Had my op on the 24th Sept woke in lots of pain but that was soon under control, I am disabled so knew my recovery would be slow and painful anyway with nothing to do with the lap band, I am now 2 weeks post op and the pain is a minimum. I've healed really well and have no complaints apart from... READ MORE

Waiting to Be Banded... 40 Years Old, 50lbs Overweight, 5'3" , 170lbs- 26 BMI - Los Angeles, CA

I cant seem to stop stuffing my face. I never struggled with weight as I was never interested in food. I have put on 50 lbs in the past few years and I look awful. I'm apprehensive to do this procedure, especially since my doctor routinely preforms imbrication with every surgery. I am... READ MORE

Thankful I Had It Done. Tampa, FL

I was over weight my whole life, I had the lap band done and I'm glad I did. My starting weight was 275 pounds. I am now 170 pounds . 40 more pounds to get to my goal. My motivation was definitely my children and being able to live a healthy life for them. If I had to do it over again. I... READ MORE

Something I Should Have Done Years Ago! - Salt Lake City, UT

Lap Band surgery - so far so good! Just coming up on my 2 weeks post surgery and I'm down 24 lbs. and feeling great! I should have started this journey years ago. I'm 46 years old, in good health, 5'5 and started at 235 lbs. I did the "yo-yo" diets for years. Started with Phen-phen in my... READ MORE

My Journey To a Better Life - Phoenix, AZ

I had my lapband placed 2.5 years ago. I have lost 103 pounds so far. I am at goal. I am at a normal BMI, and I am off all of my Blood Pressure Meds. I have not had any problems with my band or my experience.My suggestion is do your research so that you will be prepared for the required... READ MORE

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