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Hi Ladies! Like Julie, I found out my band was causing Esophageal Spasms, due to slippage...after only 8 months! I went to the GI Doctor on Fri March 2nd & my bariatric doctor told me to report to the ER the next day for removal. I'm so glad I did my research & had an EXCELLENT doctor...Dr. Michael Williams in Alpharetta!!! He believed me & even encouraged me beyond the band. He asked if I wanted another procedure & I said "absolutely not!" I'm 3 weeks post lapband today 3/24 and I have lost more weight post lapband, than with the band. After 8 months, I had only lost 11 lbs, but since the surgery I am down about 20 lbs. I'm using the food & shake program at Dramatic Weightloss in Atlanta, GA and it is awesome, but you must follow it perfectly (www.dramaticweightloss.com). Getting the band removed was the best choice ever...trust your spirit/instinct!

Good luck to all!

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