I chose to have this surgery done because I was closing in on close to 300 pounds. I was scared of diabetes and suffering from depression because of my weight. This surgery has been a miracle worker for me. It's not an easy way out by any means. It's a tool that has helped me to retrain my brain about food and my daily habits. No regrets and would do it all again. I'm 126 pounds over a year out and still losing. Will continue this lifestyle as I'm happy with me again and will never go back.