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I did it!!

Mandy Gough


Research… Lots of research brought me to OCC.

I’ve tried every diet from counting calories, drinking shakes, to having objects wired into my mouth to slow my eating down. Nothing ever worked because I love food and food loves me. Finally, after years of yoyo dieting I came to the realization that I am addicted to food. I needed something to stop me from eating. The lap band was the solution to my addiction to food. It is not and was not the magic answer but it was the first step to a lifestyle change that has changed my life completely. At the time of my surgery I weighed 389 pounds and it took me three years to lose 189 pounds through trial and error with the lap-band. I am a new person and forever grateful to all the doctors and staff at OCC.