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  1. Thanks, I know I'm quite lucky - (but I also remember Dr Ortiz telling all of us that "when they dig up graves, they will find bands" - meaning he expected the band to last forever and we'd be buried with it still in place.) Allergan said the band's life was expected to be around 10 years. I also was pretty good about following the guidelines and also never accepted an over-fill.
  2. Hello! I was banded in 2003 and have maintained most weight loss to goal, until last 2-3 years. Recent BA swallow shows probable slip and large hiatal hernia, although I have few symptoms and little trouble - only occasional reflux.. I'd love to hear experiences of those who have had a revision from band to sleeve. One procedure? Did you have hernia repaired too? Did that make it harder? How about reflux? I hear it can be bad after a sleeve. Can they cut the vagal nerve to stop the reflux? How is the hotel? Walking distance to hospital (for my husband, who will come too) What have your experiences been? Hoping to hear from newbies as well as those 3 or more years out. Thank you so much! Sandy
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