Location: Walnut Cove, NC
Member since 9/13/2013


  • 56 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Lap Band - Winston Salem, NC

I was asked to write a review for Lap Band. I had my Lap Band placed in July 2009. As of right now I am about 60 lbs down from my highest weight. It has been a journey that is for sure. There have been a lot of ups and downs both physically (nothing major) and emotionally. If I had it to do all over again I would not choose the Lap Band. I would probably choose the Sleeve Gastrectomy. I... READ MORE

Panniculectomy - Winston Salem, NC

Hi everyone! My name is Lori and I had a lap band in 2009 and have lost approximately 60 lbs. I have a Grade 4 (hangs mid thigh) pannus that I plan on having removed. I am having to write to my insurance company Cigna to see if they will grant prior-authorization, if not I will have to pay ~$10,000 out of pocket. I plan on mailing my letter and all of my supporting documents by the end of... READ MORE

Questions from loriw78

When You Have a Panniculectomy, What Affect if Any Does It Have on the Pubic Area? (photo)

When having a panniculectomy, what affect if any does it have on the pubic area? I have a huge pannus as well as my pubic area being very large and would like to know if the... READ MORE

Recent comments from loriw78

Moving around is a lot easier now which makes exercise easier. My self esteem and self confidence have improved dramatically!!! I am very happy that I had it done and can't wait to lose my additional weight and finish the process. READ COMMENT

Things are good. I have been at a stable weight, but haven't really lost any additional weight. I really need to work on it. READ COMMENT

The doctor wants me to lose some more weight and come back to him when I was ready. However, we would have to go through the whole insurance process again. Due to the way my remaining skin hangs my belly button looks off center. I... READ COMMENT

Hi Cathy! The weight loss is going slow. I went and had my lap band adjusted and it was too tight so they had to loosen back up some. I just feel like I am at a huge plateau. I know things will improve with time. READ COMMENT

Thank you Jill! READ COMMENT