Kristina introduces herself, explains why she decided to have the LAP-BAND® procedure, and describes the sleep apnea symptoms she used to have before losing weight.
Hi, my name is Kristina. I had the LAP-BAND® procedure three months ago. I have already lost 40 pounds, and I had it here at Tri-City with Dr. Naim.
What led me to come see Dr. Naim, my sugar levels were elevated; I was borderline diabetic, and I had severe sleep apnea. I look back and I wonder why I let myself get that big.
Sleep apnea – I would be sleeping, and all of a sudden I could not breathe, and I would gasp for air, and it was really scary.
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Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Comorbidities
Health Care Provider: Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Tri-City Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center,The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Tri-City Regional Medical Center
Location: West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, Oceanside, Torrance, Lakewood, Long Beach, Orange County, Irvine, California, Hawaiian Gardens, 90716
Expert: H. Joseph Naim, M.D., Dr. Joseph Naim, Doctor Naim, Dr. Joseph Naim, M.D., Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Naim