I have had an Allergan Lap-Band in for 6 years, and for over 3 years I have experienced heart burn. I am on prescription meds Protonix at first now Dexilant, but I still have pain.
I have had two EGDs – one in 6/10 and one in 3/11. Both showed irritation inside the esophagus.
Last year I had a dilated esophagus. My doctor took out fluid and it went down.
I currently still have fluid in my band. I have regained almost all of my weight and have co-morbidities again.
I am wondering if I should consider the sleeve, or will there be too much damage inside to do this surgery?
In general, when is it appropriate to consider a lap band revision?
Should I consider any other procedures or changes in general?
Thanks for any help.