Taking Control of Your Obesity is Power

UCSD Patient Anneke

So is knowing that UC San Diego Health System has the region’s most experienced Lap Band surgery team.

What prompted Anneke Terpstra-Feller to do something about her obesity? In her own words, “I didn’t want to be that mom who was too fat to fit on the rides at the amusement park.”

Having had enough of fad diets and their roller coaster weight changes, Anneke attended a seminar on the Lap Band® procedure at UC San Diego Health System. She knew immediately–this minimally invasive surgery with its gradual, healthy weight loss was for her. With help from her surgeon, a pioneer in the Lap Band procedure, Anneke has discovered a way to reach her goal of losing 100 pounds–not to mention the power of academic medicine.