Kyle: LAP-BAND Surgery

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

*Surgical weight loss results vary between individuals depending on initial weight, existing medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to Dr. Bagnato about the results you can expect.


5 Responses to “Kyle: LAP-BAND Surgery”
  • Heather Whitaker says:


  • Jeff McGee says:

    Kyle, Way to go dude!!! Remember me from water walking in Warner Robins at the Pool! Wow. I was so worried when they carried you out of state.

    Now you can go pursue that political career. Email me sometime.

  • Erika says:

    Hi Kyle,

    Keep us posted on your weight loss journey.
    It was such an awesome day when you walked into our office.
    Totally love what we do and patient results make it all worth it!!


  • Patricia L. Baldree says:

    I had lap band surgery on March 27, 2014 1st week I have lost 10 lbs. I try not to weigh everyday but its hard. I am looking forward to my First fill.

  • Amanda Rulapaugh says:

    Awesome Kyle!!! I am considering the Lap bandy myself. Reading all these posts really gives me hope. Good luck on your journey!!

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