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Hi all,

a few months ago I found that my band has a large ‘leak’ in it. It was filled with 5ml and the next day it was down to 1ml.

ive spoke to surgeons assistant who stated a new tube and port will be €1700 however there is no guarantee that this will work. All depends on what the actual issue with my band is and they won’t know that until they perform surgery.

has anyone else had a band repair? If so was it a success, any issues post surgery?

really need to hear some people’s experiences before I decide to book it.

thanks in advance x

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How long have you been banded? It might be time to consider a revision to something like RNY

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8 minutes ago, elcee said:

How long have you been banded? It might be time to consider a revision to something like RNY

that was my first thought. So many people who've had lapbands have had them removed and gotten the sleeve or RNY. I've actually never heard of people have their lapbands repaired.

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No..time to upgrade :)

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You can get a band replaced or repaired but most people that have this done do not find it as effective as when they were banded initially. It is now believed that the safe useful lifespan of a band is between 10 -15 years. They are not the damage free option that they were once thought to be and have fallen massively out of favour.

Some exbandsters get revised to a sleeve but this has its own set of issues that can be exacerbated by having had a band previously. The revision of choice is generally to a Roux en Y gastric bypass. That sounds horribly scary until you do more research . I had my revision in Jan 2018 and couldn’t be happier. To me the rny does what the band was marketed as being able to do but never really did.

I eat small portions of healthy food and am satisfied. No more being stuck, no more nights out wasted in the bathroom because my first bite of food got stuck. No more horrible feeling of pressure in the chest, when I’m full I feel it like a “normal” person would

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