Band removed 2009, looking to get DS

on 7/11/19 9:36 am

Hi all - I'm mostly lurking (and now posting) over on the DS boards, but wanted to ask a question here.

I'm hoping to have DS (or possibly SIPS) done and I'm worried about issues from having the lap band for 7 years. I had it removed in 2009 and don't have a lot of issues, but do sometimes have phantom band feelings and wonder how much damage could be going on in there - and if it will be a problem doing the DS.

Does anyone have any experience with this?


Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 7/12/19 9:38 am
RNY on 08/05/19

I've heard a lot of stories of people having scarring and other complications from their bands. So it's definitely a possibility.

When you talk to a surgeon about getting a DS, you should see if they can get a copy of your post-op report from the band report. That may have some details about the state of your stomach and anything seen during that procedure. Your surgeon may also want to do some pre-op imaging to see if they can identify any scarring or problems that could cause complications with a DS.

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VSG 2013, lost 150lb - RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD

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