"I've had a weight problem for most of my life when
I first walked in to see Dr. Sofianos I tipped the scales
I have tried every diet in the book and
every treatment you can name, (except for surgery) and the
very best I ever did was a loss of 10 Kg's.
That was done with
hard work, diet tablets, hunger and pain (broken foot in
an attempt at using aerobics to lose weight).
During one of many years of attempted dieting I read an
article mentioning LAP BAND SURGERY and it's success in
a Men's Health Magazine , I was immediately interested.
This was followed with an appointment with Dr Sofianos whose
confidence and knowledge in the procedure confirmed the
success of the procedure in my mind. Finally I found a medical
solution that made sense.
I decided on the lap band for several reasons. First of
all, it was the safest course of action for me. Secondly,
it was reversible.
It also was adjustable-it could be tightened
or loosened. Lastly, it was the least invasive, thereby
requiring only one day in the hospital, involved less pain,
fewer complications, and a shorter period of recovery than
any other laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
My big day arrived on 26 Jan 2005. Not only was I treated
with great care and friendliness by the Doctor and nurses
alike, but I was able to go home on the same day after what
could be described as a minor procedure.
Since the operation, my entire life has been turned around.
Every day I have a new achievement to look forward to.
have lost weight continually, safely and slowly. Some months
I lost nothing and some months I lose a lot.
My biggest and proudest achievement is the fact that I
do not gain any weight. People of normal weight cannot understand
this, but I know that overweight people will. I have gone
from a size 44 to a 38 and I had the privilege of handing
over stacks of clothing which I can no longer wear.
I recently decided to have blood tests done to see what
impact the surgery had on my system. I am glad to report
that my sugar levels are now normal, cholesterol levels
perfect and blood pressure normal.
LAP BAND SURGERY has given me the one wish I have searched
for and that is to live the life of a thin person, to approach
eating time the same way a thin person would and to enjoy
life without the added obsession that diets create. "