Does your weight hurt your knees?

Knee pain is one of the most common complications of being overweight or obese. If you’re among the millions of people who experience chronic knee pain, even a small weight loss can help reduce pain and lower the risk of osteoarthritis (OA).

Kathy started our program in 2018. Kathy was having constant knee pain affecting her mobility and mood. Her knee pain motivated her to attend a weight loss class to learn about the lap band system with Dr. Keith McEwen. Since having her Lap Band surgery, Kathy’s knee pain has improved dramatically. She can walk long distances and says she actually enjoys exercise now! Kathy would tell anyone thinking about bariatric surgery to “go to an information session” and get as much info as you can before making a decision. In her words, “getting a lap band was “the best decision I ever made!”