- HEALTH TRACKER
I had an upper GI series last week due to some complications I had been having, and it looks like my band has slipped and the pouch is stretched. I am waiting to meet with my surgeon regarding my options, but the nurse said the band would need to come out. I've had my band a little over 4 years and weight from a preop weight of 292 down to 245, so I still have a long way to go. My nurse said that many people have been removing their band (1 out of 4) due to complications or unsuccessful weight loss.
So my question to you is who has had their band removed and did you get another procedure? I don't want another band, but am debating between the sleeve or the gastric bypass. I know people who have been successful with both, but am more hesitant to get the gastric bypass. For anyone who has had a revision, can band removal and the other procedure be done during one operation?
I would love to hear from people who have been in the same situation as I am, what you chose, and how you're doing. Thanks!