Patient Success Stories
Maria never had much of a weight problem until 5 years ago. To lose weight, she tried diets and took diet pills. The diets and pills would work but as soon as she approached her goal and stopped taking the pills, she would gain the weight back. Her weight was causing medical problems – she was headed toward needing knee replacement surgery, she had severe sleep apnea, and she suffered from depression brought on by the amount of effort it took to do everything.
After researching her options, Maria had lap-band surgery on October 24, 2008 and has lost 71 pounds – with 25 more to go. Her sleep apnea is gone, her knees are better and her depression is gone. She enjoys walking, being active, and going to the gym.
Maria is so happy with her life now and is excited to be able to enjoy every day with her family and friends.