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No matter where you are on your weight-loss journey, it's always good to know you're not alone. Here you'll find inspirational, true examples of individuals who have decided to take control of their lives through bariatric surgery. Click the photos below to read about each person's transformation.

My name is T.E. and I had the lapband surgery done 5 years ago in February 15, 2009. The lapband has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. It has given me the courage to do things I would have never done before and live a life that I did not know exisited. Believe me, this is not a quick fix, it is a journey for the rest of your life. During my struggle of weight loss, prior to the lapband, my highest weight was 295 pounds. Throughout my adventure, I have consistently stayed at a healthy weight of 145 pounds. I thank my kids for the support and encouragement during the hard times and I thank Dr. Kaplan for believing in me and giving me a second chance at a healthy, confident life.

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