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It’s hard to believe but I’ve have my lap band for 10 years this month! I began to have burping (loud) and often in the past 4 years. Top of esophagus became loose. (Normal). I’m often suffering from gas pains especially when I eat salmon, cale, broccholi, omlettes, eggs, raw veggies, quinoa, Pasta, chicken and vomiting ......no problems though with Soups, fried foods, icecream, candy. Get the picture. I lost a total of 40lbs. And stayed there. I am completed unfilled but still suffer almost daily with stomach pain and gas. I am 59 years old and pass the hungry hormonal years.

Does anyone know how much weight is typically gained after removal?

Is the proceedure risky?

thank you🙏

Solena

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A lot of people have reported on these boards significant gaining after having band removed (though theirs was usually at 5 years or less) - more general lap-band forums might report better band-removal stats though?

Talk with your medical advisers, but as you are still 36 pounds from goal, would you consider a revision to gastric sleeve with the removal of the band? (seems to be common for both procedures to be performed at the same time as long as there isn't damage from band slippage). Once you recover you should find eating healthy foods a lot more pleasant than with the band, and the hormonal benefits of the op to help with hunger and metabolism?

My mum wanted me to consider gastric banding 15+ years ago but when I heard/read about the frequency of vomiting and difficulty with some healthy foods like salads (and hadn't started having kids with my husband yet) I was not at all convinced it would be a good option for me. Now at 38 with 2 kids (and no more happening ;) ) I'm having a gastric sleeve 2nd May and can't wait.

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3 hours ago, Solena said:

It’s hard to believe but I’ve have my lap band for 10 years this month! I began to have burping (loud) and often in the past 4 years. Top of esophagus became loose. (Normal). I’m often suffering from gas pains especially when I eat salmon, cale, broccholi, omlettes, eggs, raw veggies, quinoa, Pasta, chicken and vomiting ......no problems though with Soups, fried foods, icecream, candy. Get the picture. I lost a total of 40lbs. And stayed there. I am completed unfilled but still suffer almost daily with stomach pain and gas. I am 59 years old and pass the hungry hormonal years.

Does anyone know how much weight is typically gained after removal?

Is the proceedure risky?

thank you🙏

Solena

Hello!!! I just had my band removed 6 months ago and I have gained EVERYTHIBG BACK plus and additional 15 pounds on top of that. Total of 50 pounds. I am scheduled for the sleeve in a couple of weeks. Taking is out was nothing like putting it in. After I removed the band I was driving in mild discomfort day #2 post op and fully back to activities 5 days later. It was a breeze compared to the horrible pain I had when I put the band in. However this all depends how much scar tissue the surgeon has to remove. I had very little. Hope this helps!

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