Ishi, It was great talking to you after 3 years. Here are the before and after Lap BandÂ® (Gastric Band) pictures I promised.
They are not the best pictures but boy can you tell how much weight I have lost. I have my life back and am having a blast!!!
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My weight at this point was only going to increase my chances of having an early death as well. I have three wonderful children, which made me even more determined to change my life.
Through BeLiteWeight I have gained my life back. I have insured that I will be here for the next 40 years to celebrate every event in my children and grandchildren's lives.
The facility was beautiful! JoAnne and the staff were incredible! I owe the remaining years of my life to having this Lap Band® (Gastric Band) surgery!*
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My life has changed considerably since having the Lap Band® (Gastric Band) procedure done. When I went in to have the surgery I weighed a little over 300 pounds. Yesterday I weighed myself and I weigh 219 pounds!* It has taken some time for the weight to come off but with hard work and determination and using the Lap Band as a tool for success, I am definitely proud of the person that I am becoming. This may sound corny but BeLiteWeight has truly changed my life! I am a better me! I am looking forward to my continued journey! *see below
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The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band (also known as AGB) is one of the top surgical procedures used by surgeons around the world to treat severe obesity.
The surgeons use laparoscopic techniques to place the band around the upper part of the stomach, forming a small gastric pouch to limit food intake and slow the food passing from the stomach into the intestines.
The band is connected by tubing to a port, which is placed under the skin during surgery. After surgery, the inner surface of the band is inflated or deflated with saline solution to provide restriction. The fill level can be adjusted through the port access as needed.
Surgeons don’t cut, staple, or bypass any portions of the stomach or intestines, making the Lap Band® the safest, least invasive and least traumatic of all weight loss surgeries. The laparoscopic surgery has the advantage of reduced post-op pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery. If for any reason the Lap Band® needs to be removed, the stomach generally returns to its original form.
Some advanced minimally invasive Lap Band® procedures can be performed almost exclusively through a single point of entry – meaning only one small incision. This is called Single Site Laparoscopy, aka Single Incision Laparoscopy Surgery (SILS) and is another approach to performing traditional laparoscopic surgery using the same tools. If you are interested in hearing more please discuss this option with your Patient Counselor.
SINGLE INCISION LAP BAND SURGERY VIDEO
WARNING: THE VIDEO CONTAINS FOOTAGE FROM AN ACTUAL SURGERY.
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS