I am booked for a revision - band to Roux-en-Y - on 14 December. My band no longer works. I had some good years but the port leaked, got replaced. The tube blocked and clearing it with a forceful fill left a bit of pain. Since then I have little restriction, and a fill causes reflux pain.
I have wondered if I have a band erosion - well, yesterday I felt the port to be a bit tender, it came up red and swollen. Port infection. I am on antibiotics which have quickly helped.
I will ring the revision surgeon Monday. Any idea what happens next? Do I go back to my original surgeon just to get the band out, and then wait a few months for the revision? Or will I be on antibiotics until 14 December when he will remove the band and do the revision? Or will he push me to bring the surgery forward??
Just trying not to worry that I will miss the revision surgery! I am so looking forward to getting it all sorted!
If it is really and what might happen is they may do the first surgery to remove the band then let you heal for 3 months then do the revision. This is what I was told was one of my risks doing into my revision surgery. I was lucky enough to have it all completed in 1 surgery but I only had major encapsulation, not erosion.
Lap Band - 07/08 (not filled long) Referral OBN 04/16, Orientation 09/16, Nutrition Workshop 4/7/17, Nurse 4/24/17, Psych 5/15/17, Dietician 5/24/17, Internist 6/13/17 Consent 7/10/17 Surgery 9/29/2017
HW 4/17: 267 Opti Start 9/16/17: 254 Surgery 9/29: 240.8 M1:-18
Thanks for your post!
I am very relieved - had a gastrectomy earlier today (swallowing a camera). Not fun!
Anyway, no band erosion - in fact, no restriction at all. He thinks the band may have come undone and the buckle be pushing the diaphragm, hence the sharp pain from time to time. Infection was perhaps a remnant of the port replacement this time last year.
The sooner that band is out the better. Too much trouble, feels like a little alien in me. My partner has taken to calling me Signorney!!
So, back on track for single operation, 14 December. Bring it on...