Testimonials

Jane Weinman
The results was better than I could have ever have imaged, both physical and psychologically. I was at 215 pounds at 5 ‘5 and 50 years old, now I am the same 5’ 5 at 145 lbs I lost 70 pounds slow and careful, it has been about 5 years. I feel great and look good too! And yes my shoe size went down. Read more...

S. Garber
‘Every morbidly obese person will have that one story that they will never forget. My eldest daughter was in kindergarten and was having story time. I was asked to read to the class they have those little tiny chairs that are just made for children. When I came into the class my daughter innocently said. Read more..

Alla Mayzel
Thanks to the Lap Band I have now learned the true meaning of self-discipline and am ready to take up any challenge that is thrown in my direction. Knowing that I won in the challenge against myself, I am ready to conquer the barriers that life has to offer me. Read more...

Herb Kaufman
I had a lap band inserted by Dr. Christine Ren of NYU Medical center and, believe me, it was the best thing I ever did for myself. I weighed (at the time) a staggering 489 pounds. I still weigh 259 pounds, which is large, but not staggering. I think large is much better than staggering, don’t you? Read more...

Lois Horan
I learned from Dr. Fielding that my love of cooking is in the preparation and entertaining and is not lost when we have the lap band. I still have my cookbooks and read them but now it is for my creativity and self fulfillment, not to eat. I love feeding people—not myself. I have learned to savor, not gobble. Read more...

Zulma Rosario
I'm going to be a success story and most important I'm going to be skinny, beautiful and happy. Read more...

Marina Levin
LapBand has been the most amazing tool for me. Having no willpower to decrease my portion sizes during meals spiraled my weight to 304 pounds. Although I felt that I was making “healthy” choices, like choosing brown rice over white, I was sabotaging myself when I would eat four portions of the healthier choice! Read more...

Adam S. Riback
"I now weigh 235 pounds and not only am I feeling better but I just got my results back from my blood test and my blood pressure is perfect 110/80 and my cholesterol was perfect at 176. Not only can I stand for a lengthy period of time but I became an avid scuba diver. I have even dove under the frozen Lake George in upstate New York. I also have been doing an enormous amount of downhill skiing as well.." Read more...

Eddie Shamah
Basically I have promoted the Lap Band procedure over the last 5 years resulting in approximately 100 patients coming to your office and successfully having the procedure done." Read more...

Tony Scioli
"I have been struggling with a book proposal for close to 5 years, which was about the same time when I conquered my life long battle with obesity. The lap band and with doctors and staff at the NYU weight loss center are the only reasons I beat the obesity condition I lived with for better than 45 years. " Read more...

Karen Vivo
"Would I do it again? Yes in a blink of an eye!!! I love my new look and I wouldn't change it for the world." Read more...

Annmargaret Conway
I was asked to share a few words about my experience with gastric banding. If anything I have experienced can help someone else that will be a thrill in it self. I find it so surreal that I spent 10 years trying to avoid bringing any attention to my body and me and now here I am taking the chance of bringing on the thing I feared the most. Read more...

Christine Loutrel
I used to joke throughout my twenties and thirties that, if my drug of choice had been alcohol or drugs, instead of food, I would already be dead. I had no clue back then that I would ever face those other two demons. Read more...

Anonymous
As I sit here in front of the computer staring at photos old and new, trying to think of the right words and wondering what the hell happened. My photo taken 32 years ago, fairly good shot reasonable figure, photo taken 2 years ago now that’s another story. Read more...

Bruce Moller
I wanted to drop you a short note regarding the success of my gastric banding procedure to date. I had the procedure done on Thursday 8/14/02 and I was back at work the following Monday. In the next four months I lost 88lbs, and have lost a total in excess of 110lbs to date. I stand 6ft 3in, and now weigh just under 220 lbs. Read more...

Jeff Aschkenes
When I decided to undergo Gastric Bypass surgery I had reach a point in my weight gain where I was starting to show minor symptoms that made it clear that now was the time to act. I had spent years carrying more and more weight making it more and more difficult to be as active as I wanted to. Read more...

Matt Grindel
On March 6, 2003, my new life began. I can not say enough for the great care and compassion shown from the whole team at NYU. Dr. Ren in my eyes gave me a new lease on life. I was 317 lbs and actually in my own way and on the border of diabetes and hypertension, not to mention sore joints and zero energy level. m the whole team at NYU. Dr. Ren in my eyes gave me a new lease on life. I was 317 lbs and actually in my own way and on the border of diabetes and hypertension, not to mention sore joints and zero energy level. Read more...

Jamie Lassner
My journey to my improved life started just over 2 years ago with my initial meeting with Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding when we decided to have a Realize Lap-Band implanted in early September 2010. Read more...


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