If you’ve been suffering from severe obesity for an extended period of your life, you’re probably familiar with the numerous negative effects that come with the condition. These negative effects can include everything from incurring a higher risk for diabetes to bone and joint pain to limited mobility and stamina. And, unfortunately for many, sleep apnea also becomes a problem which involves problems as minor as the annoyance of snoring and as major as an increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
If you or a loved one is severely obese and suffering from sleep apnea, and you’re looking for help, you’ll want to contact Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Whether you are considering your first procedure or may be interested in a Lap Band to sleeve revision, Dr. Feiz and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates are one of the best options for surgical weight loss in Southern California, and it’s likely that one of the procedures they offer can help you with your sleep apnea. Dr. Feiz and his team will help you with every step of the process, from the initial decision process, where you’ll take into consideration the pros and cons of the Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve operations, all the way through the final stages of recovery.
And, for those who have already had the Lap Band procedure, but are unhappy with their results for some reason, Dr. Feiz also offers the previously mentioned revision surgeries, which have been shown to help many people achieve their desired weight loss goals and feel better and perhaps more comfortable in the process. This is because the sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band procedure replaces the Lap Band with a gastric sleeve, which can be more effective because the procedure removes a large portion of the stomach. This may work better than banding procedures for a great many people thanks to certain hormonal benefits.
Ask any doctor, and they will tell you that losing weight is one of the best ways to deal with sleep apnea. Dr. Feiz is happy to offer ways to make long term, significant weight loss less difficult.