We have recently seen some patients with lap band slippage that needed to have their lapband removed or repositioned.
Several of the patients had experienced a bad flu or other episode of severe vomiting a few weeks before the band slipped.
If you are experiencing severe vomiting, or even episodes of recurrent vomiting, you need to call the office. Fluid should be removed from the lapband to help keep it from slipping.
Band slippage can be very serious and can lead to a lack of blood supply to the stomach, causing part of the stomach to necrose( die off) If this happens, patients can get very sick and surgery to repair this can be very extensive.
Lap Band Patients- please keep this in mind!