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Lap Band Support Groups


General Lap Band Support

Weight loss is easier when you have support. This forum is for providing and receiving emotional and psychological support before or after Lap Band surgery.

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Hey need some friends that... - last post by dazzlingone

Lap Band Buddies / Mentors

A buddy/mentoring relationship pairs a successful and experienced BariatricPal member with a novice and/or struggling BariatricPal member. Both partners work together through the physical, emotional, and spiritual components involved in weight loss. The goal is for both partners to achieve and maintain healthy weights. This is a win-win relationship, with the more experienced BariatricPal member having his/her weight loss reaffirmed, and the novice or struggling BariatricPal member building the confidence and motivation necessary to achieve his/her goals.

    1,609 topics / 25,474 replies
Need a buddy/mentor! - last post by mcolombian30

Monthly Lap Band Support Groups

This is the place to gather with others who are having Lap Band surgery the same month you are. You can go through the journey together.

  1. 2016 Bandsters
  1. 2015 Bandsters
  1. 2014 Bandsters
  1. 2013 Bandsters
  1. 2012 Bandsters
  1. 2011 Bandsters
  1. 2010 Bandsters
  1. 2009 Bandsters
  1. 2008 Bandsters
  1. 2007 Bandsters
  1. 2006 Bandsters
  1. 2005 Bandsters

    6,795 topics / 210,161 replies
TO REVISE OR TO REMOVE? - last post by Kool_Jul

Local Lap Band Support Groups

Are you looking for a local friend for support before or after your Lap Band surgery? This forum is for members looking for other members in their cities, states or countries.

  1. USA Local Lap-Band Support
  1. Canada Local Lap-Band Support
  1. Australia Local Lap-Band Support
  1. United Kingdom Local Lap-Band Support
  1. Ireland Local Lap-Band Support
  1. Germany Local Lap-Band Support
  1. New Zealand Local Lap-Band Support
  1. Elsewhere Local Lap-Band Support

    7,409 topics / 118,387 replies
Lapband removal on NHS? - last post by strawberryparty

Age-Specific Lap Band Support Groups

These forums allow you to discuss age specific Lap Band surgery issues with others in your age group. Your age can affect how you respond to the surgery, and the journey can be easier when you share with others who are of similar age.

  1. Teens
  1. Twenties
  1. Thirties
  1. Forties
  1. Fifties
  1. Sixties
  1. Seventies+

    1,301 topics / 24,364 replies
Does anybody still use this... - last post by marie bridges

Weight Loss-Specific Lap Band Surgery Support Groups

This is the place to give and get support from others who have the same amount of weight to lose. Encourage each other and count down toward your goals together!

  1. 200 Lbs+
  1. 100 Lbs+
  1. 50 Lbs+
  1. 25 Lbs+
  1. Under 25 Lbs
  1. Life At (or Near) Goal Weight
  1. Slow Losers Unite
  1. Steady Losers Unite
  1. BMI over 50
  1. Low BMI Bandsters

    852 topics / 22,967 replies
Banders #7 - last post by Treadmillwalker

Pregnancy with the Lap Band

This is the place for support for pregnant, trying-to-get-pregnant, and new parents after Lap Band surgery. Share your tips and support here regarding breastfeeding, good nutrition, and taking care of yourself and your baby.

    699 topics / 6,309 replies
OMG NOW WHAT? - last post by WLSResources/ClothingExch

Lap Band Complications

Come here to give and receive advice and support for Lap Band complications, such as slippage, erosion, pain, infection, leaks, reflux, port issues, acid and gas.

  1. Struggling Lap-Bandsters
  1. Life After Lap-Band Removal

    3,746 topics / 32,989 replies
Acid reflux, band removal o... - last post by strawberryparty

Special Interest Lap Band Support Groups

Here you'll find Lap Band Surgery support groups centered on common hobbies, religions, medical conditions, and other mutual concerns. Get to know other BariatricPal members who share your interests!

  1. Diabetic Bandsters
  1. PCOS Bandsters
  1. Religious Bandsters
  1. Single Bandsters
  1. Biker Bandsters
  1. GLBT Bandsters
  1. Mental Health
  1. 12 Step Support Groups

    642 topics / 11,052 replies
Do you think it is harder f... - last post by betty2111

Lap-Band Social Group Forums

Welcome to the BariatricPal Lap Band Surgery Social Groups! Here, you can start your own online Weight Loss Surgery Support Group or join on one of our member-created groups by visiting our Support Group portal.

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