Lap Band surgery has crossed my mind a few times. The lap band surgery is similar to gastric bypass but without the bypassing of your gastric system. The recovery time is a lot less than with traditional bypass surgery.
One of my relatives had bypass performed and did quite well with it. I found a site that describes lab band, and read some of the lap band testimonials there and found them to be very helpful. I also checked out 1-800-GET-SLIM. That all lead me to lap band before and after where you get to really check out the success stories. Because a picture speaks a lot louder than words.
I am still thinking about having this surgery. You should do you homework before you think about it. But you should also think about how good you will look after you lose the excess weight that is getting you down right now.