Is this band slippage?
7 months ago
I've had my gastric band 9 years. Mostly i can eat without any problem, other days i feel the food sitting in my stomach for hours and usually throw it up deliberately. I have to bring up any food before bedtime or i will wake up choking or water will pour out my nose also i cant seem to lose weight even on a diet. I also experience heartburn, does this sound like a slippage? How can it be fixed?
Doctor Answers 1
Your band needs to be deflated and you need to be on a liquid diet for a while. The pouch above the band has enlarged - stretched out. It happened because of eating or drinking too fast. But it can be fixed by removing fluid, going on a liquid diet and getting better.
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