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Hi. I got my band placed in 2012. I had great success with it. I lost about 125lbs. At the beginning of 2017, I began getting very sick and unable to tolerate anything by mouth and would get terrible cramping in the left side of my abdomen. After a year and a half of playing the what could this be option, I finally got my primary Dr to order a GI consult and get an upper GI scope. The scope in fact found that my band had eroded into my stomach! I went to my bariatric surgeon and he removed it in Sept of 2018. Since that time I have gained back all of my weight plus much more. My insurance is refusing to pay for another surgery. I am having so many more co-morbitities now then before I had the band placed. Plus I am having more pain in the left side of my abdomen where my band was. Plus its so weird it feels like a baby is moving in that same area, but I am not pregnant. I am looking to find somewhere to get the gastric sleeve done for a decent self pay price. If anyone knows of anywhere I would greatly appreciate the info. Thanks!!!

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