Jeff's Lap-Band® Success Story - Lap-Band®
Jeff's Story

Jeff lost 85 lbs.

“Before the Lap-Band, I just felt like the big guy in the room, and now I feel attractive!”

Jeff's Lap-Band® Success Story

Traveling Struggles

Jeff’s weight would create unneeded stress every time he boarded a flight. For someone who travels for work, this can bring a lot of unneeded stress for him. “It was depressing to be that heavy. l wouldn’t fit in the main cabin seat on the airplane and had that horrible feeling that I’d be hanging over the edge and touching the other person.” This thought would be a constant with him when traveling, which was a lot. He decided enough was enough.

Taking control

Jeff before the Lap-Band® Program
Overcoming Criticism

Nobody should ever have to deal with harsh criticism, especially for their weight. In many cases, it is not their fault in the first place. Jeff has seen this criticism first-hand, “People judge you when you’re overweight, but the harshest critic is yourself. l don’t think anyone judged me nearly as bad as I judged myself.” Nothing he tried was helping and he knew he needed some additional help.”! was 85 pounds overweight, but I worked out every day. I was in the gym; I was the overweight guy in good shape.” Jeff says the Lap-Band is what helped push his weight-loss journey to the next step. Without the Lap-Band he would still be in the constant cycle of gaining and losing weight.

Quick & Easy Procedure

Like others, this decision was an easy one for him to make. “The procedure was the least invasive option, it’s adjustable and it’s reversible. I had worked with patients who had bariatric surgery and it’s a very dangerous, invasive procedure.” In comparison to the other procedures, Jeff felt the Lap-Band was a safer procedure. “There are all kinds of unintended consequences and side effects with the other procedures. It’s done with a laparoscope, so you get one stitch and a bandage and for me, it was an easy procedure that was a half-hour in the clinic. l went home after a couple of hours.” Jeff was able to carry on with the rest of his day, only now he was carrying a tool to help him lose his weight and keep it off.

Jeff’s Relief

For Jeff, getting the Lap-Band was one of the best decisions he ever made, “I never questioned the decision. I’m in healthcare, so I did the research on the results. I didn’t know how much l would lose, but I was confident that I would lose a significant amount, and I never doubted it.”

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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 under 18 years of age), 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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