While many people change their diet and start to exercise to look better, losing weight is a matter of life or death for many severely obese patients. Being obese can cause Type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, strokes, and can aggravate other seriously life-limiting conditions like multiple sclerosis, asthma, and depression. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his compassionate team at Dr. Feiz and Associates specialize in Lap Band, gastric sleeve, and band to sleeve revision surgery so that you can lose weight and become healthier and happier.
Dr. Feiz will consult with you regarding the potential benefits of Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve surgery. Lap Band procedures can be reversible and are less invasive than other laparoscopic surgeries. However, Dr. Feiz has years of experience performing laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery as well, so you will have fewer scars and a faster recovery time after your bariatric surgery. This means that you can start your weight loss journey sooner after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure.
For patients who have a Lap Band already, but still find themselves fighting hunger pangs or junk food cravings, Dr. Feiz can help you with Lap Band revision surgery. Even when you feel physically full, the “hunger hormone” ghrelin might get in your way. Your stomach produces this hormone to signal your brain that you have not consumed enough calories, even if you have eaten a complete and healthy meal. This can slow your weight loss progress, and band to sleeve revision will remove that part of your stomach, so you don’t have to fight the ghrelin gremlin anymore.
Contact Dr. Feiz and Associates today. We want to help you get healthy and enjoy your life.