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pgkpjs

LAP-BAND Patients
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About pgkpjs

  • Rank
    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 01/18/1975

About Me

  • Biography
    Married with twin year old boys. Even loosing 30 lbs over the last 9 months has made a big difference in my energy level with my boys.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Reading, cycling, cricket
  • Occupation
    Director in a Software Company
  • City
    LAKE FOREST
  • State
    California
  • Zip Code
    92630
Of all the issues I had, one thing that troubled me the most was when I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea earlier this year. As I was unable to use the mask consistently with my 2 year old boys sleeping with us and wanting to mess with the mask and the machine, it gave me the impetus to go change my life.

I wish I had done this sooner but my prior doctors kept telling me to avoid surgery and loose the weight on my own. Well that hadnt worked well for the last 10 years so I couldnt see the lignt at the end of the tunnel. My doctor since last one year encouraged me to seek out a lap band once I was diagnosed with the Sleep Apnea.

The approval was easy as I had BMI > 40 and obesity related diseases, so the approval came within days. Within 6 weeks, I was scheduled for surgery.

Age: 44
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 303 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 229 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 74 lbs
BMI: 35.9
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/16/2012
Surgery Date: 08/16/2012
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
pgkpjs's Bariatric Surgeon
The N.E.W. Program Satellite Office
150 North Robertson Blvd.
Suite 150
Beverly Hills, California 92660
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