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was banded in 2012 never used it because port turned over..in 2015 band portal was supposedly fixed after going into hospital with extreme nausea and stomach discomfort..It is 2018 and went back to surgeon to find out if this band was the cause of my severe nausea...found out it flipped again..I never used this and think I have damage to VAGUS nerve GASTROPARESIS... WANT THIS REMOVED BUT AFRAID IT WILL DO MORE DAMAGE

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A lot of us are in a similar situation. It seems that bands are causing damage that was not predicted when they became so popular and that they should not be left in place indefinitely.

I am scheduled to have mine removed and revise to RNY in Jan

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This. I had severe problems as well and converting to MGB was the best decision ever. The recent gastroscopy showed that the lower esophagus seems to be well again - first time in years!!

Seems like I also have (again) a little hernia - though I personally don't think this has to do with the lap-band. Truckloads of people are running around with (undiagnosed) hernia who don't even know they have one.

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Yep, band to mini-gastric bypass here. My band sprung a leak after the first fill and sadly never worked for me. Wish I'd revised years ago. Mind you it worked brilliantly for Bandedwendy on Youtube.

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7 hours ago, ummyasmin said:

Wish I'd revised years ago.

Me, too. However, I was afraid of the bypass surgery and years ago it was kind of complicated to get the revision (and no guarantee you'd get it at all!!).

Nowadays there are quite a few hospitals in Germany that perform revisions because of reflux without the patient having to get permission from insurance first!

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Me, too. However, I was afraid of the bypass surgery and years ago it was kind of complicated to get the revision (and no guarantee you'd get it at all!!).
Nowadays there are quite a few hospitals in Germany that perform revisions because of reflux without the patient having to get permission from insurance first!
Yes! I was scared of fiddling around with my anatomy as well. But nothing is as scary as facing morbid obesity in old age [emoji33]

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