Another point made that Kaye64 made that I failed to bring up. Slippage. Slipping bands that cause u to throw up everything and it also points the answer to ROO, as well. Clinics are shutting down and becoming less supportive of banding because of medical complications that they create.
1) banding was not designed for permanancy withing ur body. Your body sees it like silicon boobs and it CAN attack it. It’s foreign. It HAS TO HAVE AN EXIT PLAN. There is a limit on the “Goody” this tool works. 5 yrs MAX. Past that, herniation, slippage & imo the scary one; port sinkage.
2) The Band was created to get MEGA & SUPER obese pts to be able to withstand an RNY. It is not, the intent to leave them inside, while u decide if u can do permanent surgery. It’s intent with R&D was as a stepping stone. The other problem is Fills and post op care. If u have been banded make sure, u know they won’t be quitting ur care.
Get your lap band surgery report and a copy of your swallow test. These clinics shut down, and can leave a patient without medical information to help you in future. Be proactive!