Meeting your needs is our top concern. We want to be sure that you are completely
satisfied with our services and the care that you receive. We encourage you
- at any time - to let us know if there is something extra we can do to help
make your stay more satisfying.
Also, please let any of our staff know immediately if you are not satisfied
or are having any problems with our services or facilities. We are proud of
our quick response to the needs of our patients, so don't hesitate to tell us
how we're doing!
LAP-BAND® System Patient Brooke, lost 160 lbs:
"I was tired of living life at 292 lbs. I had success with other weight-loss
methods, but none of them worked long-term. I have a son whom I did not want
to embarrass one day. I wanted to be around to enjoy him growing up, to see
him graduate and get married. I wanted to be healthy, and I wanted the woman
on the outside to match the one on the inside.
LAP-BAND® System Patient Dan, lost 170 lbs:
Growing up my activities kept me in shape and my weight down. When I got out
of school I got out of sports, other priorities took over my life and the weight
piled on. I tried all the fad diets, most with little or no success. I then
I learned about the LAP-BAND® System. At first I had trouble believing that
with the LAP-BAND® the weight would not come back, that it was not a diet
but a tool, and that I was in total control of my weight loss.
LAP-BAND® System Patient Cyndi, lost 115 lbs:
At 291 lbs I feared my son would soon be embarrassed to have a severely overweight
mom and maybe even start to resent me. Other sincere efforts to lose weight
were not working and I knew I had to do something. I started looking into gastric
bypass but was not impressed with the idea of having my insides rearranged.
I chose the LAP-BAND® because it is minimally invasive and can be adjusted.
LAP-BAND® System Patient Alan, lost 133 lbs:
Being large most of my adult life, I had grown comfortable with my size, but
as I grew older my body had become a burden. At 345 lbs I had developed Type
II diabetes. As a result, I had to take medication 4 times a day and developed
diabetic neuropathy in my fingers and feet. My doctors informed me that I would
only be able to sustain any quality of life for the next 8-10 years; all of
this due to my weight. My only option was permanent weight loss.
LAP-BAND® System Patient Elma, lost 135 lbs:
"Before my surgery, I spent 20 years feeling ashamed of how I looked. I
was miserable. Every joint in my body hurt from packing around the weight. In
January 2001, I decided to have LAP-BAND® surgery. I am now wearing size
10 clothes, and that is smaller than I thought I would be when I was all done
LAP-BAND® System Patient Rebecca, lost 110 lbs:
Most diet plans were too hard for me to stick to long term; I would lose weight
but I always gained it back the minute I went off the plan. I felt isolated,
and physically I had knee and back pain, chronic GERD and asthma. My father,
a physician who had seen me struggle my whole life, told me about the LAP-BAND®
System and encouraged me to look into it. I learned that if you are ready and
willing to commit to a new lifestyle, then the LAP-BAND® is right for you.
LAP-BAND® System Patient Frank, lost 135 lbs:
"I enjoy backpacking and scuba diving. As I got heavier, it became increasingly
more difficult for me to be active. I tried everything and was dedicated to
losing weight - but nothing worked. I didn't want to wind up with health problems.
I am married and wanted to start a family. I felt as if I was losing control
of my life, despite all of my efforts.
LAP-BAND® System Patient Lisa, lost 140 lbs:
"I struggled with my weight my entire life. I tried everything, every diet
and exercise combination imaginable, but had managed to diet my way to over
300 lbs. At that weight, life was a struggle. Even though I was young, I had
high blood pressure, was borderline diabetic and suffered from constant lower