Monday, June 29, 2009

LapBand procedure

Just wanted to know if anyone has ever done the LapBand procedure or knows someone who has? And, if so, would they recommend it? I know someone thinking about it. But is feeling skittish.

7 comments:

Mark said...

I don't know what a lap band procedure is. Is it a surgical thing?

Mark said...

Is it anything like a jug band?

Tonto said...

What's a jug band? LOL!

Lone Ranger said...

Any surgery has its hazards. Lap banding is fairly safe, but often people have to have another surgery for proper adjustment. It won't work unless the person also changes their dietary habits. I'd say change their eating habits before they go for surgery and see if that helps first. I'm a big low-carb fan myself. Of course, when the band is removed, there is always the danger that the person will go back to their old eating habits.

DAKOTARANGER said...

IF you are looking at weightloss surgery, I would go with the vertical gastric sleeve. My surgeon said it was safer than the lapband or the other one. And you don't have to go back in for adjustments like with the lapband. I don't have experience with it, but that is what I would suggest you ask about

I've lost more than 158 lbs since Dec 15 (as of June 1) and have lost 20 inches around my middle.

Tonto said...

Way to go DakotaRanger...wow!

cheri said...

My best friend has gastric bypass.. she lost a lot of weight and really was looking great. Unfortunately she gained it all back. She stretched out her tummy and is looking into another procedure when gastric bypass fails.. Maybe it is the sleeve thing Dakotaranger had done? I think that WLS (weight loss surgery) is hit or miss.. It works for some and not for others.. And like Lone Ranger said you have to change your eating habits. My friend always seemed to be eating something and I think that is why her tummy went back to the way it was. Lowcarbing works wonders.. I would try that first. See how you like it. A lot of people find that they lose so consistantly they don't need to try WLS.