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Gastric Band Gone Wrong

Have you had a bad experience with gastric bypass surgery? We’ve helped several people share their gastric band experiences, both good and bad, that can help those in a similar situation make an informed decision. Read Donna Tomkins speaking about her beloved mum’s ‘unnecessary’ death and how she fell victim to today’s ‘quick fix surgery’.

Why I have no regrets over letting my teen daughter have a gastric band

You may remember Juliet and Katie Hill’s story from November last year, when they appeared in the Daily Mail. Four years ago, Katie became Britain’s youngest gastric band patient after her mum paid for her to fly out to Belgium for the operation when she was just 14. At more than 18 stone, Katie was […]

Why I don’t regret letting my daughter have a gastric band at just 14

Just four years ago 18-year-old Katie Hill weighed more than 18 stone and was a size 26. It was no life for a 14-year-old girl and Katie feared that one day she would become housebound. But her life changed dramatically when she became the youngest person in Britain to have a gastric band fitted after […]

Daily Mirror – ‘My disastrous gastric band’

Jacqueline Brisco, a 41-year-old mum from Merseyside, contacted us because she wanted to raise awareness of the dangers of gastric bands and warn other women that they are not the ‘quick fix’ many think them to be. Two years ago Jackie was a size 12-14 – smaller than the average British woman – but had […]