Kristen W: LAP Band Surgery

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Kristen W: LAP Band Surgery

I was banded June 27, 2013 and what a journey it has been.  It has not been a walk in the park like I thought it would be but I would do it again in a minute!  It has changed my life completely!  Before lap band, I had high blood pressure taking medication daily and was on the way to high cholesterol and diabetes!  I hurt every morning getting out of bed.  I just knew I was on the path to a debilitating future if something did not change!  I had dieted for most of my life and nothing seemed to solve the constant hunger that I felt.  I would of course lose weight only to gain it back with some extra!

I went to a seminar in May 2013 that Dr. Bagnato was giving about Lap Band and there was no doubt in my mind it was what I needed! The lap band has totally taken care of that never-ending hunger that I could not get a handle on!  It does not do the work for you!  It still does not control what you choose to put in your mouth and it requires you to follow the rules but it was the tool that I desperately needed to change my life!  Within the first year I lost enough weight to come off of blood pressure medicine and still do not take any daily medication.  I have done so many things that I never thought would be possible like running 5 and 10ks, zip-lining, amusement parks with no fear of not fitting in the seats or airplane rides with no seat belt extenders!  The list goes on and on!  I have lost 114 pounds and went from a size 24 to a size 6.  It is not a magic pill and does require you to put the work in!  Lapband has worked and continues to work for me and I am forever grateful to Dr. Bagnato and his staff for all of their help and support!

Surgery Date: 6/27/13
Start weight : 274              BMI 45.59
Current weight: 160          BMI 26.22
Total weight loss: 114