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Hi! I'm a 38-year-old female, severely obese (BMI: 37), who is looking into Lap Band Surgery. I have some health issues though and I don't know if a doctor would do this type of surgery for me. I have CFS, Fibromyalgia and IC Disease (a bladder disease). I am looking to talk to others who have one or more of these illnesses to see how Lap Band Surgery went for you and recovery.

Also, what is the average amount of weight loss after this operation?

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I don't have any of these diseases, but I can only imagine that weightloss would HELP the problems, not hurt. Your first step would be to decide if you REALLY want a band, secondly, choose a doctor. I can tell you from experience that Dr. Ortiz is AWESOME! Then go from there. If you choose Dr. Ortiz, give Carolynn or Lori a call, and they will give you all the information you need. NO PRESSURE AT ALL. They will not try to talk you into anything, they are very helpful. You should be able to find out pretty quickly if Dr. Ortiz would be willing to operate with your conditions.

I can't speak for everyone, but I think the average weightloss is 60% of your excess weight the first year, although I know many who have lost 100 or more the first year, and were at goal. It just depends on how motivated you are.

My cousin has had her band for a year and a half, and has lost 80 pounds. She wasn't planning on losing that much. She weighs less than she did in highschool, and looks great! She didn't exercise, or anything, and she ate whatever she wanted. BUT, it does help to exercise, and make healthy food choices!

Good Luck with your decision!


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