I've been thinking about weight loss surgery but am not sure which one to go for. Bariatric surgery is very drastic, but I heard that the lap-band procedure isn't as bad.
Can anyone here advise me as to what would be the least-invasive and least-risky procedure?
I have a long and complicated medical history. Not only am I horribly overweight (well over 300 pounds), I had a borderline ovarian cancer in '04. Had to have a total hysterectomy for that due to the size of the mass. The prognosis for that is great and I didn't need chemo or radiation.
However, in '09 I had a strangulated hernia and bowel obstruction. The hernia repair has since failed because of my weight and an infection I developed afterwards. My right knee is in bad shape - I have arthritis in both of them but injured the right one late last year. So, I haven't been able to walk to help keep my weight down.
Today I found out that I gained nearly five pounds. I really need to do something, but what? I'm unable to exercise until my knee is taken care of. However, it's hard to find a surgeon who's willing to do a knee replacement for someone that's as heavy as I am.
So, if anyone out there has advice for me, I would appreciate it. Thanks!