Brandi- Transformation #wls

The best thing about the Lap Band System with Dr. Keith Mcewen and his bariatric weight loss program is the support. Brandi began her journey in 2015 and each year, she has progressed in her health and wellness. She has routine follow up to help her reach her health goals. Her hard work combined with…… Continue reading Brandi- Transformation #wls

Transformation Tuesday: Jessica

LAP-BAND patients don’t have to start with us their weight loss journey with us. We will have a thorough consultation with your previous LAP-BAND doctor to assure we get all your medical logistics, then we make sure we understand your goals, your journey, and where you started. Jessica came to us 8 years into her LAP-BAND journey and since, we’ve worked at providing her with the proper tools to continue her weight loss journey. Today, we’re proud to be part of Jessica’s story! 

1. Why did you choose the Lap-Band system over other bariatric treatments?

I was only 21 when I choose to get a bariatric surgery. As I was young and wanted something flexible and not very invasive. I still wanted to have children and the other surgeries available at the time were very permanent and scary to think about. The Lap-Band was just the perfect system for me.

2. What has been your biggest change since lap band surgery?

My biggest change is my confidence level and how I carry myself. Having lost so much weight it is hard to really see it sometimes because when you are that big you don’t see just how big you are. I kept one pair of pants from when I was at my largest. I can fit into one leg of them now. Also I work out. I think about what I eat. But I am also way more active, and go and do more things. It is very liberating!

3. What has been your biggest non-scale victory? (less medications, not needing a seat-belt extender on planes, more energy, etc.)

I have a few victories. One big one is that I was able to go to a theme park last year and ride every ride I wanted to! I have never really been able to do that in my adult life. It was scary at first, afraid I just wouldn’t fit into the seats. After getting on the first ride no problem I was elated and had an amazing time! Another victory is being able to shop anywhere I want for clothes. It is a new experience to not have to always look for the plus sizes. Having to go to special stores. Another victory for me was working out. I am able to run whole miles. In losing the weight and working out I have far less back and knee pain.

4. What advice would you give someone thinking about lap band surgery?

My advice would be, prepare yourself to work. It isn’t easy, but when you do it, it is amazing and worth every little fight you have to have with yourself. Know there will be set backs and times you just can’t do your best, but always try again the next day. Know that all the little changes are worth it and add up to help you change. And don’t be impatient, this change is worth it but takes time. 

Transformation Tuesday: Rich

He started with our program December of 2016 and got his LAP-BAND in June 2017. In combination with the multiple services we offer in our practice, he has lost 91 pounds and has dropped his BM to 50 from 63! He was the winner of our WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE! The great majority of Rich’s weight-loss…… Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: Rich

Transformation Tuesday: Rachel

3 months strong! Currently 30 pounds down, Rachel continues to embrace the LAP-BAND lifestyle and now shares a little bit of her experience. Keep up with Rachel’s LAP-BAND life as she shares her contagious smile, weight loss progress and healthy food choices! What has been your biggest change since lap band surgery? My biggest change…… Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: Rachel

Transformation Tuesday: Mary

What goals were you setting for yourself 6 months ago? A lot can happen in 6 months and a lot has for Mary. She came in for her first consultation to our office last December. She was ready to make a change, get healthy and lose weight. Her dedication over the last 6 month have help her lose 52 pounds! […]

Transformation Tuesday: Becky

Becky had her band placed on DAY 1, 2005. She has had her band for 12 years. She has had the normal stresses of life. She is very thankful that the band has helped her maintain her weight loss and health. She feels without the band she would have always been obese. Although she had lost 100 pounds several times before, her LAP-BAND and Dr. McEwen and his team keep her on track. […]