Weight Lost: 39 Lbs
Excess Weight Loss: 50%
Procedure: Adjustable Gastric Band
Hi, I'm Jennifer and I had lap band surgery almost two years ago. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I feel great now. I lost 45 pounds - and more importantly, I've been able to keep it off.
So not only as Dr. Ganta an exceptional surgeon but he's also very caring and listens to you at every appointment. There was never a time where I felt that I was rushed through my appointment. He was there generally making sure that I got what I needed and he was there every step throughout the process.
My weight loss struggles came in college and I gained the classic Freshman 15. And then it continued and thus began my whole weight loss struggle.
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And then it was just years of yo-yo dieting - I've probably tried every diet there is - and it would last for a while, I'd lose some weight and then eventually gain it back and then some. It was frustrating and went on for many years. Eventually I got married and got to a healthy weight…but that didn't last long and eventually I began my cycle all over again. And I reached a point of weight that I wasn't comfortable with. I had a hard time exercising due to joint and hip pain.
I think the last straw was that no diet was really working for me so I decided to go to my general doctor to get to diet pills. Unfortunately he wouldn't give them to me - but he did suggest lap band surgery. I was a little shocked and surprised, but it did give me something to think about. So I went home and did a ton of research on weight loss surgery - and Dr. Ganta’s name kept coming up. So I decided to register for one of his informational seminars at his office. And that began my journey into weight loss surgery. I chose Dr. Ganta to perform my lap band surgery because as soon as I went to his seminar I knew he was the perfect doctor for me. Not only was he an expert in the field but I felt like he just generally cared about you. Definitely no nonsense - he told it like it is and I really did like that about him. But I also could see that he truly did care about you. I also loved the fact that his office had a total care program - so not only was the surgery important, but also after the surgery. That made me feel like he was going to be there throughout the whole process to make sure I was going to meet my goals and he was going to help me along the way. That it really made me feel good and comfortable that he was the right doctor for me.
My life after lap band surgery has been terrific. It has definitely given me a tool to use to help control my portions and to keep the weight off. Before, losing weight was not necessarily the issue, but it was keeping it off. So now after two years of having the surgery I feel an incredible freedom. I can eat within my portions. But I also know that I'm going to have this wonderful tool that to help me keep this weight off. I no longer have hip or joint pains so I'm able to exercise. And having a five year old and keeping up with him has truly been a blessing. I couldn't have done a better thing for myself. I think if someone were looking into weight loss surgery I would definitely recommend Dr. Ganta. From the beginning, I've felt like he was the best surgeon. In doing my research, I've found a lot of information about weight loss surgeries. And I was very excited that he also was committed to an aftercare program. So that meant that not only from day one, but then a year out he's there making sure that you are succeeding in your goals. So not only as Dr. Ganta an exceptional surgeon but he's also very caring and listens to you at every appointment. There was never a time where I felt that I was rushed through my appointment. He was there generally making sure that I got what I needed and he was there every step throughout the process. There would be no one else I'd want to entrust my care to. Having gone through weight loss surgery I think Dr. Ganta is the best choice.