To have any type of obesity surgery sounds a little frightening. However, there are instances where it is a wise thing to do. I have known a person that because of issues with health became very obese and the only way to get back to health and to get to any quality of life, surgery was necessary.
I am not sure if lapband surgery is what he had but I believe it probably is. Now about a year or so later he is back to a very normal life and feeling better than he has in many years.
If this is something that you might need you might want to consider Journey Lite.
Here is what they say:
Journey Lite specializes in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding which is also known as LAGB or the LAP BAND System procedure. The LAPBAND Adjustable Gastric Band is designed to help you lose excess body weight, improve weight-related health conditions and enhance quality of life. It reduces the stomach capacity and restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time.
Might be something to check out.