Good health is one of the most important things a person can have in life. Being in decent physical shape means we can stay active, feel comfortable, and most of all, stay healthy. For those who are severely overweight, but want to achieve significant weight loss, Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS can help with a Lap Band surgery or sleeve gastrectomy.
First off, for those who aren’t aware of the details of the decision between the Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy, Dr. Feiz is more than happy to help make sure people go down the right path. For those who don’t know, the Lap Band works using a band that’s placed around the stomach, forcing it to retain an hourglass shape. Due to this restriction on the stomach, people often lose weight. With the gastric sleeve, a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a much smaller “sleeve.” This also reduces a person’s appetite, and usually results in significant weight loss.
Lap Band revision surgery is also available from Dr. Feiz & Associates, for those who have previously had a Lap Band surgery, but are unhappy with the results. In these cases, simple adjustments have proven insufficient and it will be necessary to switch completely from a banding procedure to a gastric sleeve. In these cases, Dr. Feiz offers band to sleeve surgeries. These procedures typically offer excellent results, so it is important that patients not allow themselves to be discouraged if the initial results are less dramatic than they expected.