“I wanted to be the best that I could be, and the healthiest that I could be.”

“The struggle with my weight came on later in life after I had my children. My health before LAP-BAND® was not good. I struggled with knee pain, shortness of breath; I couldn’t even climb the steps without being exhausted. I couldn’t change a diaper without breaking into a sweat. The reason I decided to have the LAP-BAND® procedure was because I wanted a lease on life. I needed to be a better parent and example for my children and be the best and healthiest version of me.

The support system that I found through NYU was absolutely amazing. I have made lifelong friends and I couldn’t go through my journey without them. They have helped me learn to allow myself to be number one and take care of myself so that I can conquer anything I can come across.

My health today is wonderful. I feel great, I kick box, take spinning classes, go to the gym regularly and am able to be very active with my children. I can even fit into all of my old clothes and then some, which is a great feeling.

The best advice I can give for anyone getting the LAP-BAND® is to take it one day at a time. The weight didn’t come on overnight, and you’re not going to get it off overnight. Life happens in between. It’s been a long journey, it’s been a lot of work, but it was the best decision that I’ve ever made. The LAP-BAND® just a tool, but I made up my mind to utilize it and I am grateful for everything that I’ve been through.”

Are you ready to transform your life with LAP-BAND too?

Speaking with a LAP-BAND specialist can help you resolve any questions or concerns you might have. If you are wondering if the LAP-BAND is right for you, find a local specialist today. Your weight loss journey is right around the corner.


Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information

The LAP-BAND® System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

The LAP-BAND® System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

The LAP-BAND® System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Placement of the LAP-BAND® System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient’s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

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