Hi, I have had terrible problems with acid reflux and heartburn ever since I got banded. In the last 5 years I have had many medical problems and 4 different surgeries (gallbladder, 2 back surgeries and most recently a small surgery to remove a piece of tubing left in my stomach after a previous surgery).
I live very far from my band surgeon (26 hours) and it is quite expensive to go see him, but he has been great at corresponding with me. With my back problems I was very sick, bed ridden for more then a month and vomitting daily. I went down to 101 lbs! My ideal weight is around 150 so you can imagine how thin I was. I have had my band unfilled for over a year now and have gained back too much weight; I am now at 160-165. I exercise, etc but can't seem to lose the weight.
Best of all the stomach pain, chest pain, heart burn, etc. I had a barium swallow done and discovered that I have a large hiatus hernia. My band doctor says that my band is fine and I can now get a fill. My problem is that I am too scared to get a fill becuase I have such bad chest pain and heartburn after eating a meal or some solid foods. I am assuming this is because of the hernia as my band is fine? My band doctor doesn't seem to be concerned with the hernia, but my general doctor is. She wants me to see another doctor about having the hernia repair, but I was just wondering if anyone has have a hernia repaired after they had the band?
Sorry the post is so long!