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on 7/9/18 8:36 pm
Lap Band on 07/25/12
Topic: RE: looking for a lap band fill center

Hi There, I just relocated to Seattle and need my lap band adjusted. Any doctors suggestions, please?

on 7/1/18 8:20 pm
Topic: RE: respiratory distress with tightening lap band
  • Hi! I recently started having the shortness of breath since around March. I did have pneumonia and that was cleared. Then they thought it was my heart and ended up having a heart cath, only to find out that my heart is healthy. Still at point nobody could tell me what was causing my shortness of breath. Saw a pulmonologist and of course they said it was asthma/COPD and was put on inhalers, prednisone which has not helped much. I go to bed wheezing and wake up in the middle of the night coughing, wheezing and short of breath. That's when I happened to think about my lapband and could it be causing these issues. Now after researching I see there are others having the same problem.
  • Nancy
on 7/1/18 2:00 am
Topic: RE: Only horror stories?

Oh they cut!! They had to dig that band out of my stomach!!

12/09 and 6/11, 9 skin removal procedures with Dr. Sauceda in Monterrey Mexico
Revised to the Sleeve after losing 271 lbs with the LapBand. 

on 6/29/18 5:58 pm - Richmond, VA
Lap Band on 01/14/05 with
Topic: RE: Only horror stories?

Oh, they had to cut. Laparoscopic surgery for in and out.

Grim Traveller
on 6/28/18 1:27 pm
RNY on 08/21/12
Topic: RE: Only horror stories?

I'm curious -- how did they get the band in (and out) without cutting on you?

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Kathy S.
on 6/28/18 11:06 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with
on 6/25/18 6:57 pm
Topic: RE: Lapband appt after 5 years

Hi hope all has gone well with your appointment. I have a lap band, did not lose all of my weight, never followed through with my appointments. Shame on me, just wondering how your appointment went and are you on the road to weight loss again. I just open this website after it looks like 6 years. I too want to go to the doctor to get an adjustment to finally start losing weight again I don't know where to begin. I still have restriction and have to be very careful what I eat and how I eat it. Wish you much success



on 6/17/18 3:26 pm
Topic: RE: Stomach fold skin irritation and odor ~ blech

Thank you both for your posts, I've been suffering such embarrassment and keeping it from my husband who is curious as to why I've been sleeping in my bra and underpants stuffed with paper towels, in vain may I add does it have to be white vinegar? Also does it have to be done only at night? Thank you both again keep you fingers crossed, hugs Lillian

A C.
on 6/12/18 9:38 am - Marietta, GA
Topic: Want Lap Band Removed!!

Hi it's been years since I posted here...

Long story short I had my lap band surgery in 2008 - never been very successful...had fills, unfills, tried many different things, I've thrown up and sip up for years and honestly I'm just tired of it!! I cant get eat solids a lot of times...even when I drink something hot. It's not worth the struggle....

Anyway, just wondering if anyone here is in the same situation? I am NOT knocking this surgery - it just has not worked for me!

My insurance no longer covers weight loss surgery so I'll be a self pay to have it removed. I live in Georgia and would love to hear from anyone in area that could recommend their surgeon.

Thank you all in advance

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