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

Jonathon Lost 90 lbs.

“If my parents were here today, they would be in tears. They would be happy their son has finally made the choice to get healthy and be around.”

Jonathan's Lap-Band® Success Story

Jonathon’s ‘Take Control’ Moment

Jonathon had already suffered one heart attack and was on the road to another if he didn’t make a serious and significant change. He knew that he was unhealthy. Food was his comfort zone, but that comfort came at a cost to his health. He was taking up to eight pills a day before making the decision to take control with the Lap-Band® Program.

A Renewed Life

Jonathan Before the Lap-Band® Program
Jonathan After the Lap-Band® Program

With his continued weight-loss and the resulting sense of pride, Jonathon engages in more activities. He doesn’t “try to hide.” His path with Lap-Band has provided a new way forward and new energy for life. He “smiles a lot.” The things that he couldn’t do before because of his weight and his health, he can do now with ease. And with Lap-Band, Jonathon has found a renewed energy to enjoy life.

A Path to Health

After his weight loss, Jonathon was able to get off his prescription medications and enjoy the added freedom that comes with losing weight. Like Jonathon, people who have the Lap-Band Procedure realize health benefits beyond just weight loss. Weight loss from the Lap-Band Program has been proven to resolve or improve serious obesity-related health conditions in many people, including Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Sleep Apnea, and GERD. And 73% of all Lap-Band Patients reported remission of their Type II Diabetes after two years due to their weight loss.1-5 Because Lap-Band does not permanently alter your anatomy, you can still enjoy the healthy foods you love and avoid the costly supplements.

1. Dixon John, Chapman Leon, O’Brien Paul. Marked Improvement in Asthma After Lap-Band Surgery for Morbid Obesity. Obesity Surgery. 1999.
2. Dixon John, O’Brien Paul. Health Outcomes of Severely Obese Type 2 Diabetic Subjects 1 Year After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. Diabetes Care, Volume 25, Number 2. February 2002.
3. Dixon John, Schachter Linda, O’Brien Paul. Sleep Disturbances and Obesity: Change Following Surgically Induced Weight Loss. Arch Intern Med/Vol 161. Jan 8, 2001.
4. Dixon John, O’Brien Paul. Gastroesophageal Reflux in Obesity: The Effect of Lap-Band Placement. Obesity Surgery: 1999.
5. Remission of T2 Diabetes was achieved by 73% of patients at 2 years. Quality of Life Score 11 point improvement at 5 years

Are you ready to transform your life with Lap-Band Program too?

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

Important Lap-Band® System Safety Information

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems are approved for adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of at least 30 with health conditions related to obesity, who have not seen success with other weight loss methods, like supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs. Choosing this surgery means committing to changes in eating habits for the long term.

The Lap-Band procedure is not approved for individuals under 18 yo, those with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or lead to poor results, such as inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, problems with the stomach and digestion, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, scarring of the liver, individuals unable or unwilling to follow the necessary dietary restrictions, individuals with alcohol or drug addictions, or those currently pregnant. Individuals who become pregnant after band placement may require deflation of their bands.

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems, a long-term tool, may need to be adjusted if you get pregnant, sick, or malnourished. Be careful with anti-inflammatory drugs as they could make the band wear away. Like any surgery, placement of the Lap-Band may have complications such as risks from drugs and methods used, general surgery risks, how well your body handles a foreign object, or in rare cases, risk of death.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with metabolic and bariatric surgery that you and your doctor should discuss. Potential risks associated with the Lap-Band include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach blockage, constipation, swallowing difficulty, diarrhea, abnormal stools, abdominal pain, weakness, incision pain, infection, fever, hernia, chest pain, band movement, stomach pouch expansion, unusual healing, pain at the port site, port movement, and/or hair loss. Additional surgery might be needed. Losing weight quickly could lead to complications requiring more surgery. 

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