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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Banded in 2006 Haven't Regretted It Yet! - Federal Way, WA

My highest weight was 265 (I'm 5'5) and I was only 25. I was so unhappy and so so unhealthy and dieting just wasn't getting me there. I chose to have a lap-band placed 11/2006 and it was the best decision I ever made. I was out of the hospital within hours and back to work the next week. I lost... READ MORE

My Experience - Albany, GA

I am 36 years old.I made the best decision in my life on Feb15,2011.That was the day I had lapband surgery.I do not regret it at all.I have learned so much about myself during this time.T he band has been a great tool for me in the process.I was approaching 400lbs and feeling miserable and... READ MORE

WTF?? Where's The Fat? - Louisville, KY

I started my journey more than 2 years ago with health issues that forced my hand. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome(APS), high blood pressure(for years). Because of APS I was told it was now a life or death decision to get the weight off and I knew that... READ MORE

Stephanie's Lapband Journey - Commerce, MI

Struggled with my weight my whole life. Was comfortable with the lapband and knew it was the right decision for me regardless of the amount of weight I had to lose. My starting weight was 313.6lbs and I'm currently 156.3lbs. It was worth all of the hard work, and I recommend the lapband for... READ MORE

Banded March 2007 - Chicago, IL

Well I actually joined this site because I will be having a tummy tuck next week, but am very happy to share my lapband experience as well. I was banded over 4 years ago and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I really don't know what I would without my band. I lost 60 lbs... READ MORE

Lovin' My Lap-Band - Hurst, TX

I am so proud of the decision that I made to have Lap-Band surgery. I was "banded" on Dec. 21, 2010. The journey has been challenging but to date I have lost 35 pounds and gone from a size 22/24 to a size 14 and still going down. The biggest pro from having this done is that I get... READ MORE

Bythetimeim50 Lap Band - St. Louis, MO

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

Going in to Revise my Lap Band to a Gastric Sleeve.

I had my Lap Band Surgery 11 years ago. I chose the Lap Band because I was very unsure of long term results, because the procedure was fairly new and I was a little worried of doing a complete Gastric Bypass. It seemed a bit too invasive. Looking back, given the choice again between to two... READ MORE

Years of Trying to Lose Weight, my Best Option Now - Bromsgrove, GB

Having been overweight all my life, i had lost weight on so many occasions on my own, but having rheumatoid arthritis & firbromyalgia, was always difficult to keep up the exercise due to pain, now mid 50's thought this would be my best option. had my appointment in newcastle end of march,... READ MORE

27 PCOS BMI 36. 5 ft 11

Hi All... Im after some advice really...when did you all start losing weight with the band? Im due to have mine end of next month at the Hospital group in really scared that it wont work! Just want some positve results. Please share your story with me. Any advice and help :)... READ MORE

39 Year Old Size 16

I had the lap done by healthier weight I was told by surgeon to just carry on eating how I was just to avoid ice cream and chocolate as these turn to liquid and go through the band. It's now 15 months since my band got fitted and I haven't lost 1 single pound gutted doesn't come close, av not... READ MORE

34 Years Old and I Got Scammed! DO NOT DO THIS.

I wanted to lose weight, my MD told me this was a good way to do this. It was not. I was losing weight the five years before the procedure and I have gained substantial weight every year since the procedure. Before the surgery I was running 10km runs, it took me about 2 years to get back to that... READ MORE

Consult for Lapband Today - Cortlandt Manor, NY

Hey all. Today I met with a surgeon about having the lapband procedure. It's my last resort. Been struggling with dieting for over 15 years and I'm mentally exhausted. I'm embarrassed to take the "easy way out" or that I even got this big in the first place honestly. " I do qualify for surgery,... READ MORE

Lap Band Cause a Lot of Complications Needed Removed - Mexicali, MX

Hi, I was throwing up really bad . I was told my band had a leak and had slipped. Horrible in the night gagging and day by day I was getting worse. Original Dr. Who performed my lap band wanted to charge me more to remove it then he did placing it. Feeling helpless and sick . I contacted Carlo... READ MORE

Stomach Perforated by Dr. Carson Liu - Santa Monica, CA

On September 12th, 2012 I had a routine Lap Band surgery with Dr. Liu. 24 hours later I was rushed to the emergency room in extreme pain. My stomach had been perforated and I needed emergency surgery to remove the Lap Band. I was in the hospital for 8 days and it took months to recover. My... READ MORE

Wish I Did It Sooner... - San Diego, CA

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

47 Year Young Looking for a New Healthy Start - Noblesville, IN

It's all about healthy for me. Taking care of my husband with cancer......I knew I needed to make changes in my life. The first change was to get healthy so I can take better care of my husband and myself. All pros no cons with my surgery. My experience with the Lapband is a Learning process,... READ MORE

26 Years Old BMI 38. United Kingdom, GB

I am 26 years old and my BMI is 38. I look and feel very depressed by my size. It is effecting my health, I have always got pain in my back most days I can't move, I have tried to exercise but my back won't allow me to do much. I am thinking about getting the gastric band put in. I need to hear... READ MORE

Banded for 11 Years, Going Through Ups and Downs, Need Wise Words Form Other's with the Band - Belgium, BE

11 years with the band and I still believe its the best thing I've done for myself. Having the band has given me control of my food intake and weight. The operation was done in Belgium, great experience. Living with the band takes getting used to and you must learn your limits, eating to fast... READ MORE

I Was 30 when I Had Lapband Surgery

I had a lapband done right after my30th birthday. I weighed about 240 at 4' 11".... Not good at all!!! I had 3 great kids but I was trapped inside this body that wasn't mine. I finally made the decision after unsuccessfully trying diet and exercise. While yes it can be done that way- my mind and... READ MORE

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