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I Had Lapband, But Now I Have Gastric Bypass



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So in 2009 I had lap band. Lost 25 pounds. November of 2011 I developed severe pain and other issues . Doctor removed the lap band stating that I developed a sudden allergy to the silicone. March 28th of this year I had gastric bypass. To date I have lost 80 pounds. Best decision I have ever made! I hated the band. Was either too tight or not tight enough. Not much weight loss either. My husband had the lap band in 2010. Due to not losing weight he got it removed and had the bypass 3 weeks ago. He's lost 30 pounds in the first two weeks. I'm so happy that I did this revision!!!

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Glad you found your solution. Every wls is a huge deal .Sorry the Lapband didn't work for you .but glad you didn't let that stop you from getting healthy another way.I've lost 60 lbs since march .I've got a long way to go but I'm

Inching a long and the band is truly a God-send for ne :-) good luck to you and your husband .

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I'm glad you both found a WLS solution that works for you. I hadn't heard of silicone allergy - I thought it was used in all kinds of medical implants because it's durable and biocompatible - but some people seem to have a sensitivity to it, perhaps related to an immune system disorder. I loved my band, but I've seen many people struggle with the too-tight, too-loose business.

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