Success Stories

Elizabeth: LAP-BAND Success

Posted: Apr 17 in Success Stories by

I have always struggled with my weight. I have kept my weight off for two years now, something I have never been able to do. The band has truly saved my life. I have PCKD (polycystic kidney disease) and was told if my kidneys continued to decline that by age 50 I would be in need of a transplant. Since my weight loss my functions are better than someone my age with NO kidney issues. [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: None

Terri: LAP-BAND Success

Posted: Mar 19 in Success Stories by

My name is Terri and I had my surgery done April 23, 2009. Before having the Lap Band, I weighed 284.50 pounds. I battled with my weight all my life, tried diet after diet and I really didn’t like myself. Now with almost four years in I have lost 148.50 pounds. [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: None

Karla: LAP-BAND Success

Posted: Feb 13 in Success Stories by

My name is Karla and I have been overweight my entire life. I had tried everything from food diaries to Weight Watchers and nothing worked. Just figured that is how it was supposed to be. I hated looking at myself in the mirror and refused to have my picture taken. It got so bad I even quit going to my doctor when I was sick because he would have to examine me and I couldn’t stand him looking at me. [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: None

Patti B: LAP-BAND Success

Posted: Jan 17 in Success Stories by

I have struggled with my weight almost all of my adult life. I’d manage to lose weight, keep it off for maybe a month, and then gain it all back. I’ve tried most of the weight loss programs we all know — including hypnosis. I was having dinner with friends one night and mentioned that I was thinking about having lap band surgery. My friend knew of Dr. Cywes and recommended I go and talk with him. That recommendation changed my life! [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: None

Mayson: LAP-BAND Success

Posted: Dec 17 in Success Stories by

My name is Mayson West. I am a 15 year old who has been struggling with my weight for almost four years. I was in an ATV accident in November of 2008, when I became virtually unable to use my right arm. I was diagnosed with CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – in June of 2010. [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: None

Todd: LAP-BAND Success

Posted: Oct 01 in Success Stories by

Dr. Cywes sauntered into my life last May through coincidence; divine intervention if you may. I was a month away from traveling to Mexico to have a gastric sleeve operation, watching the scales trek ever so close to 4-0-0. I don’t know if I feared death or those three numbers more. I coach soccer, and joked with the president of Jacksonville Youth Soccer that next year I would be a different man. Lucky for me, this man knew Dr. Cywes. Before I could get to my car Dr. Cywes was on the cell with me discussing options and looking for ways to keep me from going to Mexico. What struck me the most was this was at 10:00 at night. Here, a doctor was discussing health solutions with a stranger in the dead of night. We agreed to meet, and Dr. Cywes met with me for over two hours, after his patients the next day. [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: 2 responses

Emily: Vertical Sleeve Success

Posted: Aug 29 in Success Stories by

September marks my one year “surgiversary”. On September 19, 2011 Dr. Pinnar performed my vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and I am proud to say that thanks to my sleeve, a lot of dedication and hard work I have lost 126 lbs. I went from a size 24 at my highest to a size 4/6. I am able to comfortably lift weights at the gym, and I can keep up on the playground with my six year old sister. These were two things that just a year ago I craved to do. Now, I do them without hesitation. [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: None

Andrew: LAP-BAND Success

Posted: Jul 31 in Success Stories by

In 2007 I was blessed in becoming a part of the Jacksonville Weight Loss team. Dr. Cywes and the team gave me a gift called the Lap-BAND. However, the BAND was only the bow and paper of the gift because the true gift was the education they instilled in me to prosper in my weight loss journey. Initially going into this program, I thought the Lap-Band would lose the weight for me, but Dr. Cywes knocked me back into reality the first day in the program and made me realize the BAND would only work for me if I worked just as hard, if not harder, in return. These words of wisdom, as well as the many that followed helped me more and more in my journey to become who I wanted to be. [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: 2 responses

Paul: Banded Plication Success

Posted: Jun 29 in Success Stories by

I have always had a weight problem, even from an early age in life. I have always felt like I was the fat kid in the room and I did not want my children to feel that way so I decided to make a change. I made an appointment with Dr. Cywes. That appointment in February 2011 has changed my whole world. [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: 3 responses

Adrianne: LAP-BAND Success

Posted: Jun 01 in Success Stories by

In November 2008 I had my lap band surgery. It was the best decision I’ve made. After a few weeks I had lost a whopping 2 lbs. I will never forget the words and disappointment I felt at my follow up visit. I decided then I will show you Dr. C! Fast forward to 2012 I’m now 140 lbs. It has been a long journey that Dr. Cywes, Jody and staff has supported and helped every step of the way. For almost four years I’ve had the support system who knows me better than I know myself. Not my friends, not my family, but Dr. Cywes and Jody get all the credit. I have to name Melissa because I’ve never had an office staff that will give you such personal attention to your needs, how cool is that? [Read more]

Tagged: | Comments: 2 responses