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Does a Lap Band Have to Be Removed After So May Fills or Years?

Does a Lap Band 'expire' after so many uses or years? READ MORE

When Can I Go Back to Work After Gastric Banding?

I have a desk job and I can get a week off work without having to tell my boss why I need the time. Is this enough time to get the band and be back to... READ MORE

Sore Gastric Band Port 4 Years Post-op

4 years after gastric band my port area is sore, have lost 14 stone and now do lot of sit ups, could it be port moving about? READ MORE

Is the Lap Band Reversible?

Can a Lap Band be removed if I reach my target goal? READ MORE

Can a Lap Band Leak?

Can a band leak and cause problems down the road? Would I need another surgery if this happens? READ MORE

Will Lap Band Removal Always Result in Weight Gain?

I've been banded for six years and in that time have reached my goal weight (115 lbs loss). I can easily attribute half to the band and half to the... READ MORE

My Sister Had Lapband Surgery About 5 Years Ago and Has Pretty Much Been Vomiting at Almost Every Meal She Eats Since Then?

She refuses to go back to her doctor or do anything about this. She has not lost any weight, and says" think how big i would be if I didn't have it".... READ MORE

I'm 4 Years Post-op on a Lap Band and I Have Some Bad Port Site Pain. What Could It Be?

Hello. I had Lap Band surgery in June 2008. Since then, I've lost about 70 pounds and feel great. I've been training for a marathon, and... READ MORE

What Are the Symptoms of Pouch Dilatation in Gastric Band Operation?

I've been operated from 10 years and now i'm regainng weight and eating huge portions no matter how much filling i do. I went through... READ MORE

Realize Band Recall

Have Realize bands been recalled?  What are the dangers of not having it replaced?   READ MORE

Do I have a slipped band? (photo)

I have pain in my upper right shoulder by my neck throat area when I get a stuck issue, what does this mean, is it gas? Also I think I have a slip but... READ MORE

Does this sound like a band slippage?

I recently had an adjustment and I was good for 2 days, but yesterday about 3 hours after eating I began to have pain on my left side radiating from... READ MORE

How Many Times Can a Lap Band Be Filled?

Is there a limit to how many times a Lap Band can be filled? READ MORE

Hiatal Hernia with a Lap Band?

I've been banded for 6 years and in the past week I've had increasingly bad reflux, particularly at night (totally unusual for me). I have a feeling... READ MORE

I've had a slight band slippage and had my band emptied, but I still feel pain. Is this normal?

I woke up three days ago to pain in my chest and back. After the pain became unbearable, I saw a doctor the next day. He suggested getting a barium... READ MORE

Lap Band Slipped, Could I Have the Sleeve Done?

I had the lap band over 1 1/2 yrs ago, and have lost 120lbs. I recently found out that it has slipped, and I need to have surgery again to have it... READ MORE

How is the Lap Band Filled?

I'm afraid of needles. Is that how the band is adjusted? Can I be put to sleep for this? READ MORE

Has my band slipped and if so what can be done as I don't want it removed?

I got a band fitted 6 years ago with only 2 fills done since but now I'm eating a lot more , but also have this consistent night cough and if I eat a... READ MORE

Can Lap Band Lose Effect After 10 Years?

I'm regaining almost all my weight and am sure there is no leakage as per my docotor. I've done lots of medical examination and they all... READ MORE

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