I had the lap-band done 11/2009 and have done very well with it since the beginning. Unforunately in April this year I started having some awful reflux/GERD issues, with 1cc removed from band the problem was resolved and the NP tried to say the band was too tight. I totally begged to differ, but was willing to give it a whirl. Several weeks later I returned for a check up, 1/2cc was put back in the band. Within a week I was having the same reflux.GERD issues. So, I was scheduled for a barium swallow/xrays to evaluate the placement of the band. Met with my surgeon after and was given the ungodly results of, the band has slipped/prolapsed. Blah!! All the fluid was removed from the band with hopes of it resolving on its own, but was told that once it slips there is a greater chance of it slipping again. That's when the revision to sleeve was mentioned. I'd heard of it, but didn't know much about it and was told to research the hell out of it and return in two weeks for another barium swallow/xray and see the surgeon again.
I feel really bummed out/depressed about the situation. I hadn't really planned on having WLS again, nor did I even imagine giving up the band!
Anyone else run into the same issue???
Have the revision?
After revision, wished the band was still there or more impressed with sleeve?