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on 4/19/18 12:01 pm - Irvine, CA
Topic: #OH2018 Sessions and Speakers Announcement

OH2018 Friday Sessions & Speakers!

Announcing the OH2018 Friday Sessions & Speakers We are thrilled to announce the OH2018 Friday Sessions & Speakers! Whether you're new to the ObesityHelp National Conferences or a repeat attendee, there will be sessions and activities right up your alley. We're kicking off Friday morning...

kaytiebugs
on 4/18/18 11:47 am - Flowery Branch, GA
REALIZE Band on 01/22/09 with
Topic: RE: STOP DOING ALL LAP BANDS

Youngmi could you please elaborate on the lapband falling apart issue? I have been considering getting mine removed. Not sure if I'd revise to VSG or just be done with bariatrics (I still have 100 lbs to lose). I have minor issues ... hard hiccups and BAD muscle cramps around my port when I do certain exercises/stretches. I feel like my band is a ticking time bomb... I feel like it's only a matter of time before it starts to give me hell. But then I find myself thinking I'll be fine with it because mine is empty and has been for years.

What sucks is even though it's empty I still have issues eating certain foods. Like lean chicken.

I agree, the band shouldn't even be done anymore.

princesshan
on 4/16/18 7:08 pm - ID
Topic: Lap Band removed! ?
It is with a heavy heart after 11 years of a love-hate relationship with my lapband I unfortunately had to have it removed. My lap band slipped and embedded itself into my liver. I was having severe chest and back pain which landed me in the ER, only to find out the pain was caused from my lap band and without choice it had to be removed. I had lost 112lbs and maintained that weight loss for 9 and a half years. My lap band has been removed for less then 2 months and I have already gained 18 pounds. I feel like I am cautiously watching what I eat, limiting my carb intake and making sure I have at least 10,000 + steps a day. I am sooo scared of gaining all my weight back. My BMI is too low to have any kind of revision surgery. Is there anyone out there that has had their lapband removed and was able to maintain a healthy weight/BMI? Or if anyone has any good suggestions I am open to them!
Travelher
on 4/16/18 12:42 pm
Revision on 10/04/16
Topic: RE: Need Advice for Wife (long story but I'd appreciate it if you would read and comment)

it is appalling that surgeons like that get to keep their licences.

Band-RNY revision age 50 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 135-138.lbl with butt lift and mastoplexy March 23, 2018...2.5lbs removed.

Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8) M15 (size 2...135) M16 (size 2...131.4) M17 (size 2...135) M18 (size 2...135)

NCMTNEER13
on 4/16/18 12:39 pm
Topic: RE: Need Advice for Wife (long story but I'd appreciate it if you would read and comment)

I hope she is able to get a revision. She wants the band removed, but fearful of the weight coming back. She is going to see my potential surgeon (not her original lap-band surgeon) for his opinion. They both work for the same medical group, but her surgeon worked at his own regional office and really does his own thing, whi*****ludes still offering lap-band procedures and treating his patients like crap if they have complications. The surgeons out of the main weight loss clinic are much more professional and totally against the band procedure.

Travelher
on 4/16/18 12:31 pm
Revision on 10/04/16
Topic: RE: My Old Band

there is a lawyer in Canada trying to start a class action...there is a reason there can't be one in the US. Something about how it was released indemnifies them from lawsuits. there was a post on it on the failed lap band page on facebook.

Band-RNY revision age 50 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 135-138.lbl with butt lift and mastoplexy March 23, 2018...2.5lbs removed.

Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8) M15 (size 2...135) M16 (size 2...131.4) M17 (size 2...135) M18 (size 2...135)

Travelher
on 4/16/18 12:29 pm
Revision on 10/04/16
Topic: RE: My Old Band

revise...it is a lame duck. stop wasting your money on it.

Band-RNY revision age 50 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 135-138.lbl with butt lift and mastoplexy March 23, 2018...2.5lbs removed.

Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8) M15 (size 2...135) M16 (size 2...131.4) M17 (size 2...135) M18 (size 2...135)

Travelher
on 4/16/18 12:27 pm
Revision on 10/04/16
Topic: RE: Seeking success rates after surgery to correct a slipped band

every person I know who had a silp has ended up revising to another procedure. one of them learned the hard way. she had 6...yes 6 slip surgeries before she figured it out and got the band out. keep in mind, the longer it is in, the more opportunity it has to do permanent damage.

I revised to RNY...

Band-RNY revision age 50 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 135-138.lbl with butt lift and mastoplexy March 23, 2018...2.5lbs removed.

Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8) M15 (size 2...135) M16 (size 2...131.4) M17 (size 2...135) M18 (size 2...135)

Travelher
on 4/16/18 12:23 pm
Revision on 10/04/16
Topic: RE: STOP DOING ALL LAP BANDS

5% of all people are sociopaths....stands to reason that also applies to doctors. My doc says any doctors still doing the band should be sued for malpractice. they are well aware of the complications.

Band-RNY revision age 50 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 135-138.lbl with butt lift and mastoplexy March 23, 2018...2.5lbs removed.

Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8) M15 (size 2...135) M16 (size 2...131.4) M17 (size 2...135) M18 (size 2...135)

Travelher
on 4/16/18 12:20 pm
Revision on 10/04/16
Topic: RE: Need Advice for Wife (long story but I'd appreciate it if you would read and comment)

her issues are likely caused by the band and they are vastly more common than not (there is a reason bands now make up less than 3% of bariatric surgeries). I ended up revising to bypass and wish i'd just done that to begin with.

Band-RNY revision age 50 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 135-138.lbl with butt lift and mastoplexy March 23, 2018...2.5lbs removed.

Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8) M15 (size 2...135) M16 (size 2...131.4) M17 (size 2...135) M18 (size 2...135)

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