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Success Stories from Palmyra Surgical

M Bailey: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

I was obese, unhealthy, and on my way to a shorter life. I had knee surgery in the Navy and the only step next was replacement, and it is not time for that. I also had reconstructive elbow surgery with Titanium from my shoulder to my wrist. I tell you this because even with diet nothing was changing. I had to make a choice, so with my loving family behind me and with their encouragement. I choice to get healthy. Sleeve surgery is not the easy way out so understand that it has been a hard path. I am officially down 136 pounds [Read more]

Janie C: Lap Band Surgery

Janie C: Lap Band Surgery Most of my adult life I have been overweight. You know the sayings: “I’m not overweight; I’m under-tall. I’m in shape; round is a shape. I’m not fat; I’m fluffy. I’m pleasingly plump.” At some time or other, I have used them all. And believe me when I say that […]

Samantha S: Lap Band Surgery

I had been overweight for way too many years. It started off as just a few pounds here and there, but by age 32, I was 273 pounds worried that before too long I would be 300 pounds! I had high blood pressure, confidence issues, and could not sleep well. It didn’t help that I ate whatever I wanted and did not exercise. I knew I needed to take control, but I honestly wasn’t sure I could do it alone or have the willpower to do it. [Read more]

Lillie H: LAP-BAND Surgery

In 2016 my journey started weighing in at 219 pounds. I knew that I needed to do something to change my life for the better. I went to the first appointment for the lap band and knew almost instantly that I was ready to take the jump. [Read more]

Mary: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Bagnato and his group are awesome!! I decided to get gastric sleeve surgery and I am so excited that I did. As of 12/18/19, I am down 92 pounds and cannot wait to lose the rest!!! I am so very excited and feel so much better! [Read more]

Marion P: Lap Band Surgery

I got in touch with Palmyra Surgical meeting Dr. Bagnato, he showed me the Lap-band. He told me what was involved with the procedure. I got my band in Dec. 2018, it was the best decision I have made about weight loss. I am currently weighing 252. [Read more]

Susan: Lap Band Surgery

My journey has been long but productive. There were many speed bumps along the way with surgery curtailing the weight loss from time to time. I am almost at my goal weight I have set for myself with only 25 -30 pounds to go. As I lose more, I will determine exactly how much more I feel I need to lose. [Read more]

Alonza M: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

My highest weight was 283, I had bad knees, a stent placed in my heart a few years earlier, blood glucose levels were in the diabetic range and my blood pressure was high. [Read more]

Romita T: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

This surgery has turned my life around. I have been able to decrease many of my medications! The aching pain of everyday life has changed. [Read more]

Barbara R: Lap Band Surgery

Barbara R: Lap Band Surgery 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 […]

Jami M: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Jami M: Gastric Sleeve Surgery 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 […]

Melanie H: Lap Band Surgery

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]

Martha R: Lap Band Surgery

I had the lap band 2003 and it has done very well for me. I have lost proximately 200 pounds. I needed to do something for my health due to some of my family medical history. Choosing the lap band was a good decision. [Read more]

Deborah C : Lap Band Surgery

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]

Emily S : LAP BAND Surgery

Emily S : LAP BAND Surgery Choosing the Lap band was not a difficult decision to make when you have been struggling with weight your entire life. My highest weight was 409 pounds!!  Over the years I have lost weight with Weight Watchers but slowly regained. I felt frustrated and disappointed. Talking with friends that […]

Jimmy B: LAP BAND Surgery

Jimmy B: LAP BAND Surgery Wow…What a Journey! When I first started I was 308 lbs. One year later I had gotten down to 245lbs. Having the Lap band surgery was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. Sometimes it gets kind of hard learning to do things that Dr. Bagnato and stuff […]

Nancy L : LAP BAND Surgery

Nancy L : LAP BAND Surgery I wish I could say that my main reason for wanting the lap band surgery was to preserve my health. Although that is one of the reasons, my main reason was to see myself as my sweet husband sees me; beautiful and sexy. I have always been overweight. You […]

Hilda J : LAP BAND Surgery

Hilda J : LAP BAND Surgery My name is Hilda James and I am 67 years old presently, but when I was around 55 my general doctor told me if I didn’t lose weight I would be dead shortly. I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, had poor circulation in my feet […]

Shirley R : LAP BAND Surgery

Shirley R : LAP BAND Surgery My Journey began many years ago in grade school. As I got older I tried so many diet and  lost count. My niece had the lap band surgery and did very well. In May 2009 I saw Dr. Bagnato and had the surgery. My highest know weight was 248 […]

My Journey…My Story…My Way!

My Journey…My Story…My Way! I remember as if it was yesterday, I went to a stakeholders meeting which was literally 50 steps or less from my car. When I arrived and sat down, everyone was comfortable except me. I was sweating heavily and breathing as if I had ran a marathon. I spent the entire […]

Kristen W: LAP Band Surgery

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 […]

Devincey H: Lap Band Surgery

Devincey H: Lap Band Surgery Choosing the lap band as my method for weight loss was the best decision that I could have ever made starting at 426lb and currently at 325lb my life has changed drastically. Once deciding that the time was now to find a healthier me is when I started the research […]

Pamela H: Lap Band Surgery

In December of 2016 I had an appointment with my doctor to see about what could be done for my knee pain that was keeping me from doing a lot of things that I loved to do. During that appointment, a simple question was asked: “Have you ever thought about lap band surgery?” The next thing I know I was seeing Dr. Bagnato and his fabulous staff.  [Read more]

Veronica H: Lap Band Surgery

I started my weight loss journey in March 2014 after meeting with Dr. Bagnato and his staff. I had tried every diet and failed. I approached my journey this time with the Lapband, I had a tool to help me. Not a cure-all. It’s worth the effort and takes commitment. My overall health has improved tremendously! [Read more]

Deborah: Lap Band

I would like to say how much I appreciate Dr. Bagnato and his staff for changing my life in 2012. The lap band has been a big impact on my life; [Read more]