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Can somebody please tell me if they know of anyone who this has happened to, that is the lap band starts eroding in on the stomach

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It is apparently quite common

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Our @Matt Z is, unfortunately, very knowledgeable about this complication.

"The Band had become totally encapsulated in scar tissue, it took my surgeon and her team more than 3 times longer to remove the band than what's normal. My 3-4 hour surgery, lasted over 6 hours. Who knows what would have happened if I didn't revise.
The band is gone.
My insides have been rearranged.
And I'm working my way down to my goal.
One day at a time. "

--https://www.bariatricpal.com/profile/120901-matt-z/

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does anybody knows what caues lap band erosion. When they remove the band do they have to remove part of your stomach. Was this surgery even more painful than the initial band placement. How are you doing now?

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