Healthy Changes Saved My Life. After years of the yoyo dieting, I found Dr. Bagnato and opted to have the Lap-Band surgically placed. I am truly an emotional eater with self-sabotage tendencies. My Lap-Band keeps me honest and has helped me to make healthier choices and just say, “No Thank You!” As an RN for […]
I have struggled with my weight since high school when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I tried every fad diet and magic cure known to man and experienced the normal yoyo gains and losses. My weight effected my confidence, livelihood and my fertility. It was after adopting my daughter that I knew I had to […]
I began my journey in 2011- weighing in at 285 (my highest recorded weight), I knew that I needed help. I had tried every diet under the sun, but nothing would ever work long term. My heart longed to start a family with my husband, but I knew that starting a family at my weight was extremely dangerous. I had researched the lap band and found it to be the safest option in regards to bariatric surgery. The journey has not always been easy. [Read more]
Hello! My name is Deborah Coker. I began my journey on February 9, 2009 weighing in at 349 pounds.
As you can tell by the look on my face I was not happy. I knew I had to have the Lap-band to save my life! I received my lap-band on February 26th (now my 2nd birthday) and my life was changed for the better. I have discovered that there will be ups and downs on this journey but that’s ok. Life happens. [Read more]