my port was very painful with lap band surgery, I guess it won't be too bad being removed, but I still worry. Also, this is my 3rd laproscopic surgery so, I worry about the adhesions and stuff too. The surgeon did not seam concerned, but I worry about having to convert to open due to all my previous laproscopic surgeries. Thanks for the insight though. I know its different for everyone, but it is so nice to hear and learn through others experiences.