I have just been approved to have lap band surgery and was looking online for forums..I found one by mostly gastric bypass patients and they all said they would never have the lap band and a couple of people described having serious complications and having the band removed. One of the things that alarmed me the most, were stories of scar tissue growing over the band and major pain as a result and having to have a surgeon locate the band and remove it. Please tell me if this is a fairly common thing. Makes me really worried. I thought I would opt for lap band as the least invasive procedure and less complicated. I do realize all surgery has risks..but the amount of people on that board saying that bypass is better for long term weight loss and less complications has me second guessing.