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I was banded in 2015 and went online to search Slimband because I didn't have their phone number and a site came up saying they have closed their doors. I did some research and

found out that the owner of slimband also had a previous clinic that closed and was then changed to slimband. Wondering if he is going to do the same thing and re-open under

another name? I have emailed someone that is posted as a support email have gotten a response but I am now worried as far as medical help if there are complications

down the road are we left with nothing? I am pretty sure my port has flipped but was told not to worry .........if anyone has had any communication please share. I did ask about fills and am waiting a response but I am not hopefull we

will be getting fills anymore now that the clinic has closed. I believe the support person who is emailing me is just someone that has been previously banded but not a RN.

Will update when I hear back .

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I had my band put in by slimband too in 2015...Did you hear anything about fills etc...i dont feel much restriction lately and was thinking of another fill..Let me know if you find anything out.

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Following.

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I did get approved for another fill by slimband..They are still doing fills but I chose to go to a doctor they suggested since he is closer to me. Now for complications etc I'm not sure what they will do..

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I really miss our forum board and I feel like there is no support out there for us.

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I was scheduled for band....and a weeks of solid research and a committed Rep at WLA, went with the sleeve instead. I'm doing great, and people are switching out due to problems. 2 of the 6 people on my day was doing the switch.


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There is a email for fills even though they are closing it will cost you 300 for a fill because you are a year past your surgery. If you MSG the support person will let you know , I believe you have to give your credit card # I'm up to I believe 3.5. Cc now sometimes I feel restriction and at times none. Depends on time of day and type of food. How many cc do you guys have?

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On 2017-5-1 at 8:51 PM, trutay said:

I had my band put in by slimband too in 2015...Did you hear anything about fills etc...i dont feel much restriction lately and was thinking of another fill..Let me know if you find anything out.

I find it frustrating when people that do not have the lap and reply to these posts not sure why it's relative that you got a different surgery and other people switched ect. We are here to support each other not give our opinion on what surgery is best we all do what is best for us at the time. Let's not discourage each other . If the lap and didn't work for some people most of the time it's because they didn't follow the rules of lap and. I know when I f#*k up and don't do things correctly , it's my fault doesn't mean a different surgery is going to make any difference. We are mostly emotional eaters surgery doesn't fix our brain hey sometimes I wish it was that easy!!

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I happen to have 1.5 cc's in my inamed band. It is an antique (10 years old)and holds only 4 cc max. I find I have less reflux gagging when I keep the amount low. I don't like arguing with almost every meal. I still am not hungry in the a.m. But I try Protein Shakes. I really want to keep my band!!

Good luck and please keep posting. There are so few of us banders around

And please don't mistake me for someone who has this figured out!! I still try and stumble often!

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On 4/23/2017 at 1:36 PM, pcara68 said:

I was banded in 2015 and went online to search Slimband because I didn't have their phone number and a site came up saying they have closed their doors. I did some research and

found out that the owner of slimband also had a previous clinic that closed and was then changed to slimband. Wondering if he is going to do the same thing and re-open under

another name? I have emailed someone that is posted as a support email have gotten a response but I am now worried as far as medical help if there are complications

down the road are we left with nothing? I am pretty sure my port has flipped but was told not to worry .........if anyone has had any communication please share. I did ask about fills and am waiting a response but I am not hopefull we

will be getting fills anymore now that the clinic has closed. I believe the support person who is emailing me is just someone that has been previously banded but not a RN.

Will update when I hear back .

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Anyone have any problems with Slimband? I had to have mine removed last week. Absolutely no support from Slimband other than to offer a telephone consult with Toronto doctor..., I am in BC. I have been ill for over a year and can finally swallow again!!

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Ponic just curious. Did you self pay to have the band removed? If so what did it cost?

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I like the poster just randomly found out the Toronto office closed. I’ve been banded since 2014. I ha two sedulous because I was having gallbladder attacks but my GP told me it must be the band. I’m now back Ron 210 pounds after getting down to 149lbs and stuck paying $300.00 for a fill. The response email said that they keep your credit card on file for when you want a fill....

i haven’t had any problems related directly from the band. But I’m very nervous to get any fills again. I was at 3.5 cc’s when I had my de fills. I’m curious how much they will put in at first and how much I will have to pay out of pocket again. I paid full price when I had the surgery initially.

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Hi everyone ,

has anyone been in contact or had a fill from slimband that could pass on contact information ?

I just found out in the fall when I had something stuck in my band that the office is closed . I went to emergency where they defilled me but now I need a refill !! HELP please !! Not happy gaining weight back !!

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Hey if you google slimband it will take you to a site saying slim and is no longer taking patients and there is a contact email the person will contact you back and make a appt where you want a fill but it will cost you 300$ if you can’t find it let me know I can probally check my email and forward it to you

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