Like "Be very careful...surgery is serious...all kinds...and side effect 3+ years out are common...Lap Band is the newest craze because of the mortality rate of the bypass surgeries...they are not easy, not cheap, and never without side effects life long...some are lucky to have minimal, some have extensive...It should be a last resort...Its a serious individual decision and definitely not an "easy fix"...research all kinds, all options, all side effects...and good luck with whatever you chose so that you are healthy :)"