Spasms & Fainting Spells After Lap Band Surgery

by Lynda W.
(Ameliasburg, ON)

I had revision surgery over a year ago for slippage of my band. A month after that surgery I started having fainting spells and spasms that originated in my stomach and diaphragm area.

Since then, the spells have increased in frequency and severity. Could it be from constant irritation to the nerve that has generalized and affects my CNS? That is the theory my doctor has.

I have areas in my abdomen where the tubing is that cause discomfort over a year after the surgery.

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Re:Spasms & Fainting spells After Lap band Surgery NEW
by: Alberto Aceves, MD

Hi Linda,

I do not have personal experience with this situation but we saw a case very similar to yours in a conference. Fainting and spasms after lap band, in the case we saw it was due to the band being placed in the incorrect place. I would recommend you have a bariatric surgeon check to see if the band has been correctly placed, a 2nd opinion may be a good idea if you have had it checked once already.

Best of Luck!

Dr. Alberto Aceves
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