Many Americans suffer from severe obesity, and simple changes to diet and exercise do not help them lose the weight they need in order to remain healthy and active…it’s simply too difficult for most people to maintain strict diet regimens without help. Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his experienced, caring team at Dr. Feiz & Associates understand that bariatric surgery is a tough but necessary choice for many severely obese patients, and they want to help.
Although many patients assume bariatric surgery means gastric bypass – a serious surgery in which the stomach is almost entirely removed – Dr. Feiz offers two effective, less invasive types of bariatric surgery: Lap Band, and gastric sleeve, also called sleeve gastrectomy. His knowledge of the benefits of Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve surgeries helps his patients make the best choice to meet their weight loss goals.
Lap Band procedures involve the surgeon implanting a band around the patient’s stomach, which reduces the size of the stomach so patients eat less. Many patients initially choose the Lap Band procedure because it is reversible, but in some cases, it does not help them lose as much weight as they need. Dr. Feiz also offers sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band removal, which will permanently reduce the size of the stomach, but many patients find the gastric sleeve surgery more effective in helping them keep the weight off.
Dr. Feiz wants to answer your questions about Lap Bands, sleeve gastrectomy, or band to sleeve revision procedures. Contact him today to set up a consultation to discuss your best options, so you can reach a healthy weight and get your life back.