Michelle lost 107 pounds with LAP BAND
Michelle Rojo of Pembroke Pines started gaining weight after high school. After many attempts at losing weight and being unsuccessful at keeping it off long term, she realized something drastic had to be done. Finally at her heaviest weight of 345 pounds and suffering with horrible back, ankle and knee pain she looked into bariatric surgery. While attending her initial seminar, she learned about the Lap Band procedure and decided it was for her. Going into surgery, she knew she had a lot to lose and if she was going to do this right and be successful long term, she had to follow the rules to a “T”!
Michelle had Lap Band surgery in February 2008. 14 months later she has lost 129 pounds, and has gained enough energy to keep up with her active 5 ½ year old. She has inspired others who have had Lap Band Surgery and has proven that you can be successful with this procedure regardless of the amount of weight that you have to lose. “I eat like someone who has had RNY surgery- I avoid sugars, fatty foods, I keep my carbohydrate intake to a minimum and exercise daily. Bariatric surgery is only a tool, and I didn’t have major surgery to not do my part and be successful, I will do whatever it takes to be healthy.”
“Dr. Cohen has given me the tools to be a long term success and change my habits the support offered by Dr. Cohen and his staff is amazing! This surgery saved my life! My only regret in this journey is not doing it sooner.”