I have been banded for 4 years, successfully losing 30 kgs (66 lbs) and putting my Type 2 diabetes into remission.
Approx 12 month ago, my band slipped and was put back into place. All has been good, until now.
Apparently, I have developed a pouch. My surgeon doesn’t think it is repairable although I have been on shakes and pureed foods for 2 weeks now hoping this will help. He says he thinks my band will need to be removed, which has made me feel very down and disheartened.
I have also heard of people going from band to sleeve after a period of time, but my surgeon says that its not a good option because scar tissue can cause complications.
Is this the case? What are the statistics? Please help.