Tag: <span>Surgery</span>

A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (or lap band) is an inflatable device that is placed around the top of the stomach. The band presses into the stomach to form a small pouch, and helps restrict the amount of food that can be consumed. The band pressure is adjusted by injecting…

Surgery

One of the things I’ve learned from reading the Facebook groups is that there’s a lot of Irish people going abroad to get bariatric surgery. The waiting list for getting weight loss surgery on the public health system is often years, and for those that don’t have private health insurance…

Surgery

As I reflect on the past year, it’s with mixed feelings. For many people it’s been a horrible desperate year. The COVID-19 virus has impacted everyone, through sickness, loss of a livelihood, or impacts on physical or mental health. Many have lost loved ones and haven’t even been able to…

My Story

There’s a common perception amongst some people that having weight loss surgery is somehow the easy option or a cheat. However it’s definitely not the easy way out. It involves a lot of hard work and a lifetime commitment. Misunderstanding Part of the problem is that people often misunderstand what…

Weight

My gastric bypass took place on Thursday afternoon, and it all appears to have gone very well. My surgeon is very pleased with how it went. She was previously concerned that there might be some scarring of the top of my stomach from radiotherapy to my lungs a few years…

Surgery

I’m having my weight loss surgery tomorrow, and I’m both nervous and excited about it! In fact, I’m finding it hard to concentrate on anything else. My mind keeps spinning with thoughts about what it might be like after the surgery. I’ve read all about it, but it still feels…

Surgery