My husband and I both have a lap band. He has had a red inflamed area over his port for a few months now.
He asked the fill nurse about it and she said it would be okay. Instead, it got more sore and redder.
Then a few days ago, it stopped hurting as much and when I looked, I could see part of a metal ring coming through the skin. Since then the ring has continued to work it’s way further out.
He went to see a lap band surgeon and he is going to remove the whole band and let his body rest for 6 months.
My concern is that they aren’t doing surgery til the end of April and my husband is restricted in what he can do without putting pressure on the port and the open wound.
I have never heard of this happening. Has anyone else?
Also, why would they leave an opening in his stomach for that long? Is there not fear of infection?