Vomiting lap band

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What are the complications for having lap band removed? How long is this surgery? I have had the lap band for 2 years and have gained 20 lbs. Yes, I have had slider food. I still vomit at times when I eat too fast or not the right things. It is time for the lap band and I to part ways!
I am supposed to have a slipped lap band. The gp who does the adjustments here in Australia said no slip. The surgeon who does the lap band surgery, said it was slipped and tomorrow I am getting a second opinion about it - is it slipped or not. I am having no sytmtoms that you would get with a slipped band - pain/problems.
Firstly I just want to say I have had mine removed and in the last 2 weeks had gastric sleeving instead. My lap band in the beginning was great, i lost 50kg! Then it broke, and I had to have it replaced with a new one, which held alot more fluid then the first, but that also meant they had to put more in for me to notice and weight loss. This didnt work for me because my stomach was too sensitive to put larger fills in. I put on all the weight I had lost back on plus a bit more.
However, I thought I'd better wait and see if I get sick to my stomach on the treatment. Vomiting and Lap Band are not a good mix. I also know the procedure involves some manipulation of the liver so was waiting to make sure I didn't have much liver damage. So, I was just throwing this topic out there and wanted to know if anyone with Hep C had the lap band and what type of experiences they have had. Thanks in advance.
I've had some fluid taken out of the band, but now the band isn't working and I'm hungry all the time. I have an appointment with my primary next week -- frustrated that my surgeon isn't helping me. Advice, please!
I am definitley having my lap band removed in 10 days. My dr. said it could stay in and never bother me after I had it emptied today but I thought" why have this in me if it is not doing anything". I am very relieved to be doing this and have a great doctor that will perform the surgery. It is interesting in that all of my friends seem very relieved that I am taking the lap band out. .
I've seen BOTH procedures done in person. I really wanted the lap band even though it is a more difficult procedure to have done. After a lot of researching on both I felt that I just didn't want something as drastic as the bypass that would rearrange and cut part of my intestines out of my body and be subjected to to a lifetime of replacing all the things that I would need to take for the rest of my life. Vit. sups etc. I've had two friends who have had the bypass done with good results.
Hi all, I have had 2 lap band operations the first working for 3 years until the band slipped, the 2nd obviously came to fix the slippage. I was really happy with the first loosing 26kg (about 58lbs), but with the second one although it is the right position I am not loosing wieght infact I'm gaining - ah!!
Two years ago I got lap band surgery in Brooklyn, NY. Unfortunately, I was over eager when I found these two surgeons that took my insurance (Medicaid). They had only done a couple hundred lap bands at the time and were too inexperienced. It has been a disaster since day one, to cut it short my last visit with them ended after they stuck literally 16 trying to access my port and then told me that I needed emergency surgery. I immediately got a second opinion by WL surgeon top of her field.
I had the lap band placed in April 2012, nothing but complications. All the fluid is taken out, I continue to have reflux, heartburn, vomitting, pain in my stomach, chest and back and overall fatigue. I think that being overweight and feeling "well" far outweighs being thin and having your whole life interrupted. I would not recommend this surgery! I am up early again as I can't sleep laying down, pain in my throat, reflux and vomitting....
Hi just wondering if anyone here has been pregnant/ or is pregnant and have a laparascopic gastric band in place? I have had my band for 2 years next month and it has been relatively unsuccesful. I am 12 weeks pregnant and would like to chat to anyone who is in a similar situation.
I have had my lap band for 7 years now. I am going on this wendsay to have it removed. Everything I eat or drink I throw up. It doesn't matter what. I have been getting sick for about 3 years now. I can't eat enough to keep myself with energy and I do have a vitamin deficiency. Think carefully about this before you do it. It is a major lifestyle change. I will say i don't regret getting it since I have lost almost 100 lbs.
In August of 2006 I had the lap band put in and I was almost 300 lbs. I had my lap band put in and am now 189 lbs. Now that said, I had my lap band removed 2 weeks ago. I followed all the rules that should get you healthy and keep you healthy with the lap band inside you. But the side effects of the lap band had a drastic negative effect on my body to the point of me having it taken out. For the past 3 to 4 years the toilet has become my best friend.
http://www.chasefreedom.com/lapband.html offers a good review of this procedure I copied it below.... "Lap-Band" Information and Review The Lap-Band is an inflatable banding system that is placed around the upper stomach to limit food intake in severely obese individuals. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) gave BioEnterics' Inamed unit permission to market the Lap-Band in June 2001. However, recent concerns have surfaced regarding the safety of the medical device.
I had lap band done 4 yrs. ago since than I am not able to vomit the lap band did not work I have not had fluid in since 6 months after surgery but when I tell any of my doctors I can nt bring food up even when sickk I only dry heave no one has answer. Is this not dangerous???
I have tried an all liquid diet, Baby food type diet, and eat everything I used to eat diet. I had a lap band put on 4 years ago and this started shortly after. I can be asleep and cough and the fluid shoots out of my nose and fills my mouth. There is never food just clear thick fluid. I have gone to the Dr who put the lap band on, an Internest, upper gi, lower gi and so far the only time I get relief is if I can relax 100% and this happens only when my male friend is in town and stays with me.
I had a lap band placed Oct 16, 2007 for weight loss. Did great, had my first fill November, and was fine until middle of January. I've been in constant pain since then. It started with a gnawing dull ache in my stomach and got so severe I was doubled over in the ER in tears. ER doc did EKG cuz my chest hurt as well. Note, I can NOT burp since my surgery. Had CT scan, band is still in ideal position and has not slipped. I am not vomiting, things go down fine.
I had a lap band placed Oct 16, 2007 for weight loss. Did great, had my first fill November, and was fine until middle of January. I've been in constant pain since then. It started with a gnawing dull ache in my stomach and got so severe I was doubled over in the ER in tears. ER doc did EKG cuz my chest hurt as well. Note, I can NOT burp since my surgery. Had CT scan, band is still in ideal position and has not slipped. I am not vomiting, things go down fine.
I had a lap band placed Oct 16, 2007 for weight loss. Did great, had my first fill November, and was fine until middle of January. I've been in constant pain since then. It started with a gnawing dull ache in my stomach and got so severe I was doubled over in the ER in tears. ER doc did EKG cuz my chest hurt as well. Note, I can NOT burp since my surgery. Had CT scan, band is still in ideal position and has not slipped. I am not vomiting, things go down fine.
Unlike other weight loss surgeries which are completely permanent, Lap-Band is a reversible procedure meaning the Lap-Band device can be removed any time. So what are the possible complications and risks associated with the Lap-Band system? The risk of mortality during and after the Lap-Band surgery is very rare as compared to other types of weight loss surgery that has higher risk of death.
I had a lap band for for almost 4 years before having it removed in September. I was good for about 2 years and then I had problems and not much restriction in my band. My surgeon and I finally decided it was best to remove it. I was only the 4th band he has removed. It was a difficult decision but I was SO tired of eating 2 bites of a meal and getting sick. And feeling bad for days. If I never throw up again it still have been too much for one person in any lifetime.
The pain is a stabbing pain in my back on left side and some time arm pain. I also have a lap band.
They gave a brief inservice to the ER staff in case any patients came in with complaints following their lap-band. The symptoms you describe sound like the band is too tight (though you say it's been loosened) or that it is slipping out of position. Have they done any xrays or endoscopy to verify that it is still positioned properly?
... I was hoping to get the lap band surgery as you cannot eat more than a half cup at a seating without bad side effects (vomiting comes to mind) That would keep me from over eating and it order to get the sensation of being full for the long hall, you would want to avoid eating things that would pass straight through you like refined sugar. Which would help me avoid sugary products, which in turn would help me bring my sugar down to more normal levels.
I too have had many dificulties with my lap band.. I got my band in November of 2007. In February of 2009 I start expierencing horrible acid reflux. It was so bad that I started to vomit. Once the vomiting started it was all down hill from there. The vomiting caused my band to slip. So in February I had my band replace with a "new" (shouldn't have any more issues with slips) band. After my second fill I started to expiernce acid reflux again.
You didn't specify if you had lap band surgery. If so, vomiting can cause problems in slippage and according to the surgeon I plan to use, it usually means surgery is needed. I would think if you had it before, it probably isn't the case. I would go to an emergency room and whether you do or not, call your bariatric office tomorrow and see what they say. They will probably want to see you.
I had the lap band in February 2007 and I would not do it again. For the first month or so I was absolutely miserable the whole time. Then I hit a plateau big time - I ate no more than 800 calories a day, drank my protein, walked 3 miles a day and still didnt lose a pound for over a month. After that I started eating more out of frustration and gained some weight back. So I got a fill and for 2 days I vomited EVERYTHING - even water.
I am a 32 year old female, no history of digestive issues. I had lap band about 18 months ago. I have had green oil droplets floating in the toilet for the past two days. No vomiting, no fever, no diarrhea. I eat fish most days (usually tuna and salmon) and I take Omega XL fish oil, multi-vitamins, B12, coral calcium, and a probiotic daily.
I can tell you it is crucially important that you get adequate nutrition and take your vitamins. Lap band surgery means you are not absorbing nutrition like a normal person, and we need our nutrition when we are pregnant. Don't waste any of your calories on junk food. It all needs to be healthy like whatever vegetables you can tolerate without getting uncomfortable. Lean protein, fruit. Chew thoroughly to extract as much nutrition as possible.
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