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What complaints do you have about Lap Band?


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#1 Mrs.Browning

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:35 PM

What are everyone's biggest complaints about having the Lap Band? I am undecided on what sx I will have and want to look at all aspects. Thanks~

#2 Mrs.Browning

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:58 AM

My biggest complaint about it was the nearly 4 years of excruciating pain it gave me. Oh and when the port attached itself to my stomach tissue and wouldn't let go. That sucked too. Oh and how every single time I ate, I felt sick. That was not fun either.

Of course everyone's experience is different, but from the last I heard out of the 8 people that went in with me for the seminar back in 2004, 7 of us have had problems and had to have additional surgeries.


Ok wow! So you originally had the Band then the sleeve b/c of the problems? Did you lose all that weight with the sleeve? Thanks for the reply:)

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:01 AM

I didn't have any trouble with the band nor did I have any complications but it just wasn't the right thing for me. It was too easy to cheat - I started eating all slider foods (ice cream, cake, cookies, etc.) because a lot of regular foods got stuck or I just plain wanted them, so I ate them.

The port was annoying and going for fills were annoying too. I lost 40 lbs and then gained everything back!

I revised to RNY on 8/31 and I couldn't be happier.
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Revision from Lap Band to RNY: August 31, 2009



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#4 Mrs.Browning

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:16 AM

I didn't have any trouble with the band nor did I have any complications but it just wasn't the right thing for me. It was too easy to cheat - I started eating all slider foods (ice cream, cake, cookies, etc.) because a lot of regular foods got stuck or I just plain wanted them, so I ate them.

The port was annoying and going for fills were annoying too. I lost 40 lbs and then gained everything back!

I revised to RNY on 8/31 and I couldn't be happier.


Yeah, I love ice cream so this is something I did not think about. Thanks