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Yeah, if I had a friend that was thinking that they might want to have the lap band surgery, I feel like it’s definitely something that’s a good tool to help get you where you want to be*.

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Hi, my name is Jessica. I had the lap band surgery a year ago and I’ve lost 78 pounds and I feel wonderful. I decided to have the lap band surgery because I was very lethargic, not getting a good quality of sleep because I had sleep apnea, and just low energy, and I wasn’t doing a lot with my children. I would tend to just come home, sit on the couch, and not move for the rest of the night. We went to the beach for a family vacation, and whenever we went, I never wanted to put on a pair of shorts or actually participated in anything, and when we got back home and were looking at pictures, I just realized that it was definitely time for a change and something needed to be done, so I started researching the lap band surgery and ended up finding Dr. Ganta.

I chose Dr. Ganta by going on the lap band surgery website and actually found Dr. Ganta listed as one of the surgeons for the lap band, and came in for one of the education seminars and ended up really enjoying his demeanor and felt real comfortable, so I scheduled the consult and began the pre-surgery process.

I had my surgery on April 9th, 2013, and that day, I was nervous going in. Ended up going home within five hours, and just a little bit of soreness. I was back to work within a week, so recovery for me wasn’t too bad. Had a lot of help with my kids, and it actually was a pretty, you know, pain-free surgery for the most part for me.

Well since I had my surgery, I am far more active. I participate in 5ks, I ran my first mile without stopping; I participated in a fashion show, which for me would have never happened before. I definitely am more outgoing and just… I live life more now.

Whenever we did the fashion show, my daughter, when I walked out from doing the hair and makeup, she… when I walked out, in the car she was just like “Oh my Gosh! You’re beautiful!” And it kind of made my day, and it know it made her happy that I, you know, was looking so pretty, and whenever we did the fashion show and I walked out, I could hear her yelling “That’s my mom!” So it was good. I’m going to cry now.

Dr. Ganta is very nice. He was very good at motivating, and the first few visits, I was nervous. I felt like I was kind of going to the principal’s office, and I was scared that I wasn’t going to have lost enough, but I came in and he was, you know, always very happy with my progress, even if it was only a little bit, or a month when it was nothing. Just very… very encouraging, and kind of gave me the strength to keep on and know that I was doing a good job and my journey was being successful. It was very motivating. The staff is very friendly, and every time you come in, they’re all very happy and nice and just make you feel at home.

Yeah, if I had a friend that was thinking that they might want to have the lap band surgery, I feel like it’s definitely something that’s a good tool to help get you where you want to be. It’s not going to fix the problems. For a lot of it, you just need to kind of focus on the emotional part and just really make the decision to get healthy and to live a better life. If you want to do the lap band surgery, Dr. Ganta is the number one choice, and it really changed my life.

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* Please be aware that all results may vary. To learn about specific clinical outcomes please visit the New England Journal of Medicine’s website to view the newest peer-reviewed journals published. [Read More…]

1. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has also produced a guide to bariatric surgery that can be viewed on their website. [Read More…]

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* Results may vary, not all cases are typical.