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LAP-BAND Surgery Forum

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Tell Your Lap Band Surgery Story

This is the place to share your Lap Band Surgery journey with other members. Please start your own thread to tell us more about yourself. Do you have the Lap-Band? Who was/is your surgeon? How much weight have you lost, what changes have you noticed, and what challenges have you overcome?

  • 24,521 topics / 129,963 replies
scared its not working - last post by HealthyNewMe

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PRE-Operation Lap Band Surgery Questions & Answers

This is the place to talk about your pre-surgery preparation. Discuss choosing a Lap-Band surgeon, pre-op diets and nutrition, medical tests, and other basic Lap Band surgery issues.

  • 18,625 topics / 199,736 replies
Nerves picking up - last post by nickybad

POST-Operation Lap Band Surgery Questions & Answers

This is the place to talk about post-op questions. Discuss recovery, the post-op Lap Band diet progression, nutrition, complications, medical tests, and other Lap-Band issues.

  • 31,916 topics / 276,966 replies
First fill from Hell! - last post by blacktxbelle

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Lap Band Success Stories

Congratulations! You made a life-changing decision and are now benefiting from your new, positive lifestyle. Please share your Lap Band success story with our community. You deserve to celebrate, and your story may make the difference in someone else's life.

  • 1,711 topics / 20,659 replies
I did it!  I got to "go... - last post by PuraVida37

Lap Band Fills and Adjustments

Discuss anything and everything to do with Lap-Band fills and adjustments. How much do fills cost you, and where do you go to get them done? How often do you get your Lap-Band filled? How do you know when you need an adjustment? Are fills painful, and do you change your diet after them?

  • 7,505 topics / 52,132 replies

  1. Lap-Band Fill Doctors
Advice please - last post by SandyM

Food and Nutrition

This forum is all about food. Talk about nutrition, protein, recipes, and supplements, and any food-related questions, ideas, struggles, and solutions that have come up since your Lap Band surgery.

  • 7,320 topics / 68,459 replies

  1. Cooking, Baking and Recipes,
  1. Low Carb Bandsters Unite
Soft Solid food stage! 😳😳 - last post by dianalvrs

General Lap Band Surgery Discussion

This forum is for any topic related to the Lap Band Surgery that is not covered in other forums. Sample topics include complications, exercise, and replacement addictions.

  • 26,672 topics / 250,353 replies
Unexplained vomiting - last post by Areajay66

Lap Band Surgeons and Hospitals

This forum is the place to share your personal experiences and discuss surgery costs, length and quality of hospital stays, surgeon recommendations, and anything else related to Lap Band surgeons and hospitals.

  • 3,131 topics / 51,382 replies
Dr Christopher Reilly, TR i... - last post by Lady VS

Insurance & Financing

This forum is for discussions related to Lap Band surgery insurance coverage and financing options. Gain from learning from others’ experiences!

  • 4,033 topics / 24,878 replies
6month wait pd - last post by stay75

Lap Band Veteran's Forum

This forum is dedicated to veteran Bandsters who are one year or more post-op to discuss issues specific to those who are further along in their journey.

Please note: You must be one year out to post or create topics here.

  • 169 topics / 1,702 replies
Welcome Lap Band Veterans! - last post by Julie norton

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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.

  • 7,569 topics / 95,713 replies
Starting 5:2 and no scale t... - last post by Bandista

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.

  • 1,531 topics / 25,157 replies
NEED BUDDY/MENTOR - last post by Michele12

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.

  • 6,799 topics / 209,292 replies

  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
Surgery Date - last post by 2muchfun

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.

  • 7,355 topics / 118,870 replies

  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
Jacksonville, Florida - last post by granniero

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.

  • 1,280 topics / 24,354 replies

  1. Teens,
  1. Twenties,
  1. Thirties,
  1. Forties,
  1. Fifties,
  1. Sixties,
  1. Seventies+
Does Banding Work if you

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!

  • 851 topics / 22,366 replies

  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
What’s a 38 year old girl w... - last post by blacktxbelle

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.

  • 688 topics / 6,356 replies
Restart after pregnancy! - last post by ErinMarie

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.

  • 3,608 topics / 33,047 replies

  1. Struggling Lap-Bandsters,
  1. Life After Lap-Band Removal
Leaking Lap Band port anyone? - last post by banded2004

Powder Room Gone Wild

This is a place for ladies to discuss everything from Lap Band surgery complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

  • 753 topics / 11,419 replies
Monthly visitor and the band - last post by countrysweet

The Guys' Room

This is a place for men to discuss everything from Lap Band Surgery complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

  • 597 topics / 7,056 replies
5 Years and still struggling - last post by ronnfia

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!

  • 632 topics / 11,193 replies

  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
Type II Diabetes Diet with... - last post by jfc193

Self-Pay & Mexico Lap Band Surgery

A forum for discussing self-pay for Lap Band Surgery, as well as for discussing travel to Mexico to have LapBand Surgery.

  • 108 topics / 1,052 replies
What did your lap band cost... - last post by Joycey

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.

  • 646 topics / 5,281 replies

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General Weight Loss Surgery Discussions

Talk about anything related to weight loss surgery, such as choosing a surgery and surgeon, preparing for surgery, pre-surgery and post-surgery diets, weight loss, exercise and mental challenges. Exchange recipes, find weight loss surgery buddies, get exercise advice, ask about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and share your weight loss surgery story!

  • 530 topics / 7,534 replies
WLS for Binge Eaters? - last post by B-52

BariatricPal Local Chapters (NEW!)

Use these forums to find out about meetings in your area and contact your Local Chapter leaders. Keep up with your BariatricPal Local Chapter friends in between your regular face-to-face group meetings, and find out what other BariatricPal Local Chapter groups are up to.

  • 116 topics / 2,282 replies

  1. USA BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. Canada BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. Australian BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. International BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. Local Chapter Leaders
Australia - Melbourne - last post by darwinlady33

Don't Sweat the Stall Stuff (NEW!)

Has your weight loss slowed or come to a complete stop? Are you frustrated because the scale isn't moving? This is the forum to discuss the infamous "STALL" and get the support you need to get through it.

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Hit a stall 3 wks out. GRRRRR! - last post by nursebre29

Food and Nutrition

This forum is for questions about food and nutrition before and after all types of surgeries. Check out the sub-forums to see if there is a more specific place for your post, to help people find information more easily.

  • 10,098 topics / 84,055 replies

  1. Pre-op Diets and Questions,
  1. Post-op Diets and Questions,
  1. Protein, Vitamins, and Supplements,
  1. Vegetarian or Vegan Eating,
  1. Recipe Sharing
Pancakes are back! - last post by Phoenix79

Fitness & Exercise

This forum is devoted to discussions, questions, and answers dealing with fitness and exercise, routines, habits, etc.

  • 4,815 topics / 68,483 replies
Anybody here have probs w/... - last post by Nicey2u

Plastic Surgery

Congratulations on achieving or approaching your goal weight! Are you thinking about skin removal, cosmetic, or reconstructive surgery? This is the forum dedicated to discussing tummy tucks, brachioplasty (arm lift), mastopexy (breast lift), and inner thigh lifts, and other cosmetic procedures after losing a lot of weight with weight loss surgery.

  • 2,051 topics / 28,630 replies

Other Types of Weight Loss Surgery & Procedures

The Gastric Plication (sleeve plication or greater curvature plication), Duodenal Switch (DS), Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB), Gastric Balloon (intragastric balloon), and other Endolumenal Bariatric procedures are also options for treating obesity. This is where you can talk about these weight loss surgeries and procedures. Share your experiences and ask questions in these forums!

  • 742 topics / 5,671 replies

  1. Gastric Plication Surgery Forum ,
  1. Duodenal Switch Surgery Forum (New!),
  1. Mini Gastric Bypass (Omega Loop) Surgery Forum (NEW),
  1. Gastric Balloon & Endolumenal Bariatric Procedures Forum (NEW!)
Weight loss time - last post by Rogofulm

Weight Loss Medications (NEW!)

Are you using weight loss medications or are thinking about using them? Have you tried them before? This is the forum where you can talk about side effects, weight loss results, new drugs, and anything else related to using weight loss medications such as orlistat, lorcaserin, phentermine, and others.

  • 8 topics / 78 replies
Experiences with Phentermine? - last post by reallyrosy

The Lounge

This forum is for general conversation, sharing interests, having a laugh or discussing anything not specifically related to Weight Loss Surgery surgery.

  • 4,248 topics / 89,188 replies
My side is popping - last post by dfav3412

Rants & Raves

Want debate? Get it here. Gripe, complain, moan, fight, rant and rave. Enter at your own risk!

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I AM BAD....OPINIONS. - last post by Jersrose43

Family and Friends (NEW!)

Supporting a weight loss surgery (WLS) patient through his or her weight loss journey can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. The journey is long and bumpy. These forums are where you can find other spouses, other family members, and friends to offer encouragement and advice as you support your loved one through his or her journey.

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I'm the spouse - last post by sallysupportive

Clothing and Goods Exchange

Have clothes that are too big? Need smaller clothes? This is the forum to post your clothing needs in. Extra vitamins, protein powders and bars ? Bariatric Books ? Lets help one another out as we progress through our weight loss journeys by saving money and exchanging clothes and bariatric related goods with one another. No commercial postings, please.

  • 594 topics / 2,358 replies
Clothes Clifton, nj (north... - last post by AmyAnn29

Weight Loss Surgery Magazine

Weight Loss Surgery Magazine is an online publication made up of informative articles written by weight loss professionals who have experience with weight loss surgery.

WLS Magazine covers many aspects of weight loss surgery and is written by health professionals from across the healthcare spectrum, including: Physicians/Surgeons, Dietitians/Nutritionists, Health & Wellness Experts, Psychologists, Life Coaches and Others who are at the forefront in the fight against obesity.

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Lose Weight and Gain Confid... - last post by JustWatchMe

BariatricPal Newsletter

BariatricPal News, a regular newsletter to keep you up to date on our community. We’ll tell you all about our exciting new features, programs and anything else you need and want to know about BariatricPal.com. Our goal is to make sure you know everything.

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Website Assistance & Suggestions

Technical questions? Comments about BariatricPal? We welcome feedback and suggestions on any aspect of BariatricPal.com. This is also the place to visit for updates about new features and updates.

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