Christina: LAP-BAND Surgery
I have battled with my weight all of my life but the weight seemed to pile on with the birth of each of my children. Last year after giving birth to my fifth child I was 283 pounds and truly miserable. My health was in poor shape to be as young as I was and I actually developed cholesterol patches around my eyes because my cholesterol was out of control. I attempted to lose weight and exercise after I had my last baby but I wasn’t able to lose much weight. I decided that I had to do something fast when a coworker told me I looked like I was still pregnant months after I had my baby.
I heard about Dr. Bagnato so I watched his online seminar, and he was nothing like any other bariatric doctor I had ever seen. I had been to other doctors in Atlanta that tried to pressure me into gastric bypass and the process really discouraged me from seeking help years ago. When I had my first appointment I was so impressed with him and his staff, especially Audrey! They helped me along the way and kept me encouraged during the process. I still remember the day the staff called me and scheduled my surgery. I felt like I hit the lotto!
Today I have my life back. I am able to truly enjoy my children and spend quality time with them. I am not exhausted all of the time and for the first time in years I don’t mind taking pictures. I am down to a size 12 and 170 pounds and I am so glad that I got my lap band. I would tell anyone that has battled with obesity to make an appointment with Palmyra Surgical and regain control of your life. Life is short so you better enjoy it.
Surgery Date: November 2013
Start Weight : 283 BMI: 46
Current Weight: 170 BMI: 27
Total Weight Loss: 113 lbs.