Taking A Lot of AntAcids in LAP-BAND Surgery Forums Posted March 13, 2018 · Edited March 13, 2018 by Catw The same thing was happening to me. Horrible heartburn Gerd and acid reflux. It got to the point where I would throw up every night and not able to keep anything down during the day. Wound up Seeing my surgeon On Wednesday and had the band removed on Monday he said my stomach was above the band was capsulated. A-day later for the 1st time in over a month and a 1/2 I didn't throw up at night and I slept almost through the whole night. I couldn't be happier.