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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?

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after being approved a year... - last post by NolansNana

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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.

  • 18,546 topics / 199,120 replies
Expected weight loss? - last post by BlissfullyBanded

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.

  • 31,766 topics / 275,929 replies
3 days to operation - last post by BlissfullyBanded

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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.

  • 1,682 topics / 20,334 replies
Scale not moving, but...... - last post by HotButterFly

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?

  • 7,445 topics / 51,868 replies

  1. Lap-Band Fill Doctors
Must Read! How the Lap band... - last post by Ladybandito

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.

  • 7,294 topics / 68,302 replies

  1. Cooking, Baking and Recipes,
  1. Low Carb Bandsters Unite
controling bad eating habit... - last post by gowalking

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.

  • 26,593 topics / 249,826 replies
Am I wrong for comparing my... - last post by Bandista

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.

  • 3,128 topics / 51,411 replies
Bariatric surgeons in the B... - last post by gbb77901

Insurance & Financing

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

  • 4,030 topics / 24,861 replies
Medical Financing - last post by jnevr480

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.

  • 148 topics / 1,532 replies
back for a little adjustmen... - last post by Bandista

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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.

  • 7,548 topics / 95,520 replies
VENT: A 5 year old made me... - last post by pink dahlia

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.

  • 1,522 topics / 25,110 replies
Wanted: bander buddy for 26... - last post by bulawookie

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.

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  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
I feel gulity because i wil... - last post by Jack

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.

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  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
i was approved 1 year ago n... - last post by jennabean44

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.

  • 1,276 topics / 24,327 replies

  1. Teens,
  1. Twenties,
  1. Thirties,
  1. Forties,
  1. Fifties,
  1. Sixties,
  1. Seventies+
Alcohol + summer = bad news - last post by ☠carolinagirl☠

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!

  • 844 topics / 22,159 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
Banders Exercise - last post by naenaern777

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.

  • 686 topics / 6,337 replies
Needing advice - last post by stacielynntate

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.

  • 3,593 topics / 32,970 replies

  1. Struggling Lap-Bandsters,
  1. Life After Lap-Band Removal
Excess mucus/sliming - last post by Jill 1821

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.

  • 750 topics / 11,403 replies
Lapband and Interstitial Cy... - last post by Minnesotaborn

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.

  • 596 topics / 7,050 replies
5 yrs out - finally back on... - last post by Menth13

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!

  • 630 topics / 11,186 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
Houston, TX Area? - last post by Lady VS

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.

  • 107 topics / 1,051 replies
Having Surgery In Mexico Wi... - last post by bluesclues

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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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.

  • 99 topics / 1,759 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
MN - Minneapolis/St.Paul - last post by mbrinmn

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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Help! how do you break a st... - last post by cutlass6521

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!

  • 438 topics / 5,989 replies
New Gut Bacteria Virus May... - last post by lsereno

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.

  • 10,040 topics / 83,321 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
What I received from my Pen... - last post by erarchuleta

Fitness & Exercise

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

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First Triathalon - last post by swimbikerun

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.

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Plastics scheduled for July... - last post by deedadumble

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.

  • 4 topics / 57 replies
Experiences with Phentermine? - last post by zoepoodle

The Lounge

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

  • 4,217 topics / 88,794 replies
2 weeks 3 days away from su... - last post by nearnermal78

Rants & Raves

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

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My surgeon was just arrested! - last post by buplee

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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UPDATE! 4 days AFTER spouse... - last post by proudgrammy

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.

  • 572 topics / 2,252 replies
Anyone use Tradesy? - last post by tw42

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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The Smoothie and Protein Dr... - last post by madwife2002

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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Happy July 4th from Bariatr... - last post by Makinchanges4me

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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