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Hello-trying to find out about port and tube replacement procedure please. Is this done with a local anesthesia or is it general anesthesia? Thanks

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If you're going to do that, then go for a conversion to vsg or rny from band. Just my 2 cents. Welcome to the group!

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That seems like quite a big procedure for potentially little benefit

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Just trying to find out if it is done with local or general anesthesia. I have been banded since 2011 and it has worked and I have had no issues. Recently I had a rather large hernia repair in my diaphragm and the tube was most likely kinked or broken during this surgery. Since I have had success I would like to get the port tube repaired and that is why I just want to know is this done with a local and would like someone that has done this to let me know. Thanks.

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General. Just had this done I was out for 2 hours total

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Hi just had this done due to my tube being pulled apart during a previous surgery. Yes it’s general anesthesia and takes 1.5-2 hrs. Same day surgery. Best of luck to you.

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Hello to the previous people who had tube /port repair or replacement, I am having my tube re-attached in 2 days time, 29/01/20. The damage was caused a couple of years ago after an accident, I am really looking forward to my band working properly again as I had very good success previously.
I have been lucky to find a surgeon in Perth (Australia) that will do the necessary surgery as unlike some things I have read on here, banding is no longer favourable here.
Fingers crossed and hopefully a new wardrobe of clothes in a few months.

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