Patient of the Month

Crystal lost 75 lbs!

Find out what Crystal had to say about her Lap-Band® surgery.

What were some of the difficulties you faced before the surgery (ex. High blood pressure, aches and pains, sickness, etc.)?

As a result of my weight, most of my life I have struggled with asthma and borderline diabetes.

How quickly after you recovered from the LAP-BAND® Surgery did you notice changes? And what type of changes did you notice?

The biggest thing that I noticed after my surgery was my appetite had changed and I was not hungry all the time like I was before.

Explain how the staff was informative and supportive in the Pre-operative stages and Post-operative stages?

Because I already worked in the medical field, I knew to ask a lot of questions. The staff was informative and was able to answer all questions that I had. After surgery everyone was very helpful on what do to and what not to do from my diet plan to exercise.

Please state in your own words what getting the LAP-BAND® Surgery has done for you? (Life changing, attitude changing, family response, new lease on life, renewed focus, etc.)

The Lap-Band® has changed my whole attitude on life. I was very depressed and self-conscious about myself before the surgery. Now I have a positive attitude every day and I love myself. That’s a big change from where I was a year ago to today. I have more energy and self-confidence. I feel that I can achieve anything I want in my life!