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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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

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

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 fit all for the criteria for the lap band procedure, weight, psych profile, etc. had all of the tests required & I expected great results. I followed the Dr. orders to a t. Initially I lost some weight, but it went very slowly. I had my fills done regularly . My port was always painful... READ MORE

I had my lap band surgery in December 2009, have had some weight loss at begging . I am worried at the moment because I have a mass ball next to the port/band, I just my general doctor and he referred me to a specialist, I'm worried because the port moved several inches up and I lots of... READ MORE

I had the lap band in 2009. The first year I lost 65 lbs. It was a difficult year adjusting to the daily vomiting, horrible acid reflux and the pressure of the food sitting on the band. I kept the weight off a couple of years, then gained all back by the 4 the year. I started seeing a... READ MORE

I'm 60 years old. Been a lifetime dieter but weight got out of control in my 40's. This surgery was a gift to myself for turning 60. During the liquid period 5 days before and 5 days after surgery lost about 8 pounds. Then I started on food. I have had only 1 fill. They tried to put in 3 ml but... READ MORE

Promised the moon and the stars, I received scars and a lighter pocket book. The lapband has restricted my portions; however, I have not lost any weight since having it done. I have contacted Smartshape about a revision and they said they don't do them and then did not call back for follow up calls. READ MORE

First, i didn't want to make the operation or even go to the doctor but i was forced to go anyway. i met a doctor who helped me and guide me before and after the operation, till now he calls me every 2 weeks and ask me about the updates. with him i lost a lot of weight but i gain my self-confidence. READ MORE

I am delighted to have made the decision to undergo a gastric band procedure. I have gained copious amounts of weight over the years and I am now at my heaviest, being 103kg in size 16-18 uk size clothes. I have a whole wardrobe of beautiful size 12 clothes, I so desperately want to see myself... READ MORE

I have been overweight my whole life. It's purely genetic for me. I worked out hours a day, played softball and basketball in high school (and was pretty dang good for being a fatty) and really didn't eat much. The only time I found myself losing weight was if I was eating 1,000 calories a day... READ MORE

After the Lap Band failed (slipped) I saw Doctor Russo to remove the band and do a revision to the bypass. During the surgery the doctor removed the band, however was unable to do the conversion due to the excessive scar tissue associated with the band. The doctor removed the scar tissue and... READ MORE

I'm waiting to hear back from the insurance company. My dietician said everything looked well, however it will take a week to find out. I currently weigh 223 lbs and my goal is around 110 to 115. My dietician said after I'm approved they will start on my labs. I have gave up smoking, and I'm... READ MORE

I have lost 40/45 pounds, 3 different times in my adult life!! I am now 53 and weigh more than the day I gave birth to both of my children. I'M SICK OF THIS!! At my age, if I am going to buckle down and physically and mentally, lose the weight, AGAIN, I want and need a tool to help me not gain... READ MORE

I just learned today that i will be having my Lab Band surgery a week from today. I'm really excited, but of course, also scared. I'm supposed to start my pre-op diet this Saturday (in 2 days). I've never had protein shakes/soup before and i'm a little nervous about which brand(s) to buy. The... READ MORE

Not only is the staff absolutely unprofessional, disorganized, rude, and completely inept, my experience with Dr. Simpson was horrible as well. I don't even know where to start. After having surgery done with another surgeon I realized just how horrible my experience was with Dr. Simpson. Not... READ MORE

I had my surgery i was 107 kg weight During my journey i lost 27 kgs iam now 80 kgs. I had a slip 6 months after surgery and had my band repositined. Lost more 10 kgs. And now having issues as heart burn abdominal pain delayed gastric emptying and reflux. I dont know what is the problem. I had... READ MORE

I had band fitted 2 years ago...I lost almost 4 stone within 9 months and then fell pregnant which obviously put my weight loss on hold. I gained about 2.5 stone during pregnancy as had to have band loosened. I started to have my my band refilled a few weeks following the birth of my baby (june... READ MORE

The lapband was a constant struggle for me. My body responded to it with inflammation. This made adjustments impossible, every time they tried to adjust me my stomach would swell in response, this left me so restricted that I couldn't even swallow down my own saliva much less water or food.... READ MORE

I have done a lot of work reading and talking to people about the surgery. I had a gastric bypass 29 years ago that turned out to be a nightmare. I went to Columbia Pres in NYC and met Dr Mark Bessler. He did a revision and cut out the adhesions. My they put a tube in my blockage and it... READ MORE

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