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About iamjohnbamber

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  • Birthday 06/24/1981

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    Photography and Music are two big passions of mine, in addition to all things automotive. Love my MINI on the road, and my Jeep off the road, and every version of Top Gear is fun for me. Relocated from NJ to Austin TX in 2014.
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Been a big guy all my life, and have struggled with food since a young age. I'm 5'11, and back in 2006 I was at my heaviest at 392 lbs. I got Lap Band surgery and over the next few years lost 112 lbs. My lowest weight was 280, and it began to come back after a few years. Life happened, as it does, and as of April of 2016 I had gained back 50 of the 112 lbs I'd lost. I didn't want to gain it all back, and had also developed some bad acid reflux issues from my band.
I'd moved to Austin, TX in 2014, so I had to start from scratch with bariatric care down here. I found surgeon and consulted him. After a few tests, it was determined that my band had slipped,  and I'd developed a hiatal hernia. The doctor's recommendation was to remove the band and convert it to a sleeve. 
On June 27th 2016, I had a 3-in1 procedure done at St. David's Medical Center in Austin TX by Dr. Ganta. He removed my Lap Band, repaired my hiatal hernia, and did a gastric sleeve on me. I'm writing this 6 days post-op and feeling good. I'll update this as time progresses. 

Age: 43
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Starting Weight: 347 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 319 lbs
Current Weight: 230 lbs
Goal Weight: 220 lbs
Weight Lost: 117 lbs
BMI: 32
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/14/2016
Surgery Date: 06/27/2016
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
iamjohnbamber's Bariatric Surgeon
Austin, Texas 78758

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