Tony: LAP-BAND Surgery
My name is Tony Burt, I was born in 1964, in Albany Ga. I come from a large family and when we get together we have to have food.
I was 200 lbs when my wife and I were married 27 years ago. In the last 6 years I have added over 200 lbs making a total of 478lbs, which is not good for anyone’s health and I found this out the hard way. I was having trouble breathing and I could not walk short distances with out the feeling of exhaustion. I slept all the time, due to my being so tired having to haul around the extra weight and from being depressed. I know my heart, lungs and all other organs had to work so hard just to function because my health was deteriorating.
I drive a Semi truck for a living and it is one of the hardest jobs to keep weight off– sitting and driving for long periods of time.
Due to my failing health conditions I had not been performing well on my job over the last 3 years. I was turning down loads & being late. I would make up excuses to keep from admitting the truth, which was that I was over weight and was not able to do the task my job demanded of me.
I DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I started looking into the Lap Band surgery. I went on a sugar buster diet in April and lost 41 lbs. before surgery.
Surgery was scheduled for May 10, 2010. Fourteen days after surgery, I could already see a huge difference and that was a blessing to me.
Due to my insurance not covering the surgery, I had to pay for it out of pocket.
Dr. Bagnato performed my surgery. He and his staff have been very helpful and I would HIGHLY recommend them.
It is now December 2011, I am doing very well losing 2-3 lbs. a week. I’m on my 8th fill at 8 3/4cm.
I have lost a grand total of 166 lbs. and I feel so much better & I have so much more energy. I am glad I made the decision to see Dr. Bagnato. I am very grateful for the LAP BAND.
My goal is to reach 200lbs again.
Start weight 478
Goal weight 200