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?

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Sore Port Post Gastric Band

This can happen at times.  Sometimes we close the portsite with a stitch which can cause discomfort later.  You tend to get more pain on the side port (below the ribs) than the middle port.

Altamonte Springs Bariatric Surgeon
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Port Pain 4 years after Lap-Band

It is very unlikely that your port would start moving around 4 years after surgery.  By this time the port is well encapsulated and shouldn't move.  You probably have pulled a muscle from all of the exercise.  If difficulty persists you should see your doctor.

Shawn Garber, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Long Island Bariatric Surgeon
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