Band to Sleeve Revision Continues Weight Loss
About two-thirds of American adults are overweight, obese, or severely obese. For many of these people, diet and exercise help enough for them to reach a healthy weight. However, for people who are severely obese, losing a great deal of weight is the only way to truly overcome comorbid diseases like heart disease, diabetes, joint pain, sleep apnea, and even depression. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients just like you lose weight and keep it off. As one of the leading experts in bariatric surgery on the West Coast, Dr. Feiz and his team have the training and experience you need for your sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band.
The sleeve gastrectomy Los Angeles patients seek with Dr. Feiz is a very popular, and very successful, type of bariatric surgery. You may have heard about gastric bypass or the Lap Band, but Dr. Feiz often recommends sleeve gastrectomy, because it has many health benefits other surgeries do not. It is less invasive than procedures like gastric bypass, and it removes the part of the stomach which produces the hormone, ghrelin. This “hungry hormone” signals the brain that the stomach is empty, but it does not stop production until well after you have finished your meal and its production tends to increase as we lose weight. By removing ghrelin with a sleeve gastrectomy, you not only feel more full after a smaller meal, you feel emotionally satisfied with healthier foods.
Dr. Feiz is a leading expert in procedures like a band to sleeve revision. Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today for a consultation.