Kyle: LAP-BAND Surgery
My name is Kyle K. and I had my Lap Band surgery on November 30th 2012. It was the best decision I have ever made. It has helped my health, both mentally and physically. I peaked at 467 lbs. With that much weight and my previous injuries from high school football, my back could not handle it. I was basically bed bound for most of the day, and only able to walk very short distances. It had gotten so bad that I couldn’t even sit up long enough to make the ride from Warner Robins to Macon for my appointments.
At that point I was on thirty six different medications, every doctor I talked to told me I needed to make a change or I wasn’t going to be alive for very long. Today I weighed in at 314 lbs. I’ve lost over 150 lbs, and I can walk without support or a cane. I only take one medication when I wake up in the morning, and I look and feel so much better. I have a life again! I can finally hang out with my friends without feeling like a burden. For the first time in over two years, I was able to visit family out of state. I know I still have a long way to go, but I am glad that Dr. Bagnato and his staff at Palmyra Surgical are on my side celebrating with me for every pound I lose. One of the greatest feelings I’ve ever had was being able to walk back in to their office and not have to use a wheelchair or cane!
Surgery Date: November 2012
Start Weight: 467 lbs BMI: 67
Current Weight: 316 lbs BMI: 45
Total Weight Loss: 151 lbs