Testimonials

Johnny Brown

Since having the bariatric surgery my life has changed dramatically. Before the surgery I had all types of medical problems. High blood pressure, sleep apnea, acid reflux and the list goes on. I had to do something to improve my health or the alternative was not a pleasant one to think about. I feel 100% better than I have in over 30 years. I do not have the constant joint pain, no more sleep apnea, no acid reflux. I feel refreshed after a night’s sleep. I can work out in the yard without having to stop every 15-20 minutes for a break and water. It has been a lifestyle change that was well worth it. I say to anyone who has any of the medical problems I had to consider the surgery. Let me make it perfectly clear—do not just do it to get skinny, do it to get healthy again. It is a lifestyle change and will take effort just like a diet, but remember you are doing it to gain your health back and your life.

Before weight-loss surgery

Before weight-loss surgery

After weight-loss surgery

After weight-loss surgery


Cathy Brown

Since having the Lap-Band surgery my life has changed for the better. I have more energy and feel better than I have in 20 years. I no longer have sleep apnea and feel refreshed after a night’s sleep. I had tried every diet that there was to try with some success, but would gain the weight back and then some. It become a never-ending battle to try and lose the weight. Since having the Lap-Band it has helped me reduce the amount and type of food I eat daily. The surgery helps you become a better steward of what types and amounts of foods to eat and what to stay away from. I have with success lost 94 pounds in 17 months and been able to restore my health to what it was 20 years ago. I would recommend the Lap-Band surgery to anyone who needs to restore their health due to being obese.

Before weight-loss surgery

Before weight-loss surgery

After weight-loss surgery

After weight-loss surgery


Elizabeth Rashal

My name is Elizabeth Rashal and I’m 48 years old. I have had a weight problem all of my life. I tried every fad diet that came along and did lose weight. However, I always gained what I had lost plus more. In December 2007 I had Lap-Band surgery and within a year I had lost the weight and I have kept it off. I feel better, look better and I’m a lot healthier and more active than I have ever been. My family is as thrilled as I am. Thank you, Dr. Babineau, you changed my life.


Suzanne Strickland

I made my decision to have bariatric surgery after being put on three different medications for weight-related health issues and gaining even more weight. I made this decision not because of vanity but because of health issues and daily fatigue. However, since my surgery over 4 years ago, not only has my health improved and my energy returned but I feel that I have a new life. Now I understand what people were talking about when they referred to their “surgery birthday”. It IS like having a second chance at life. The energy and eager anticipation at the beginning of each day that I thought was long gone is back! It’s almost like being in my 20s again! People ask me if I would do it again and I always say “Most definitely!” Life is good again!

Before weight-loss surgery

Before weight-loss surgery

After weight-loss surgery

After weight-loss surgery