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The female patient had undergone the adjustable lap band procedure in August of 2010 because of her battle with obesity and related health problems. The procedure reportedly went forward without any complications. However, subsequently the patient did develop some abdominal pain after about five months and having had two fills of the band. On March 29, 2011, the patient was admitted to the hospital because of epigastric pain and vomiting. Shortly after the admission, the same surgeon who had placed the lap band removed 6 mls from the lap band reservoir. The patient was discharged from the hospital and after visiting her primary care doctor in the days that followed because of abdominal pain and diarrhea, the patient passed away at home on April 3, 2011.