For patients that are struggling to lose weight with a Lap Band, they can find comfort in the fact that there is another option other than simply living with the band or having it removed. While there are a number of reasons that a person may get their band removed, including slippage, lack of substantial weight loss, or getting a sick feeling whenever they eat, simply removing the band and doing nothing else is a mistake. Giving up on weight loss entirely can have catastrophic long term health consequences from obesity related conditions like diabetes and heart disease. But, thanks to talented surgeons like Dr. Michael Feiz, who has worked to master the lap band revision surgery, lap band patients can now seamlessly transition to a sleeve gastrectomy.
Although many doctors perform the procedures, few can match Dr. Feiz’s ability to walk patients through the lap band vs. sleeve procedures and explain to each patient what their best option is for success. And, with a zero percent mortality rate across all of the bariatric procedures he has performed, there is no surgeon that can beat Dr. Feiz’s track record for safety.
In addition to being an excellent surgeon, Dr. Feiz has a support staff that is unmatched when it comes to providing patients with the post-operative support and advice they need to lose the weight and keep it off. If you think that the Sleeve Gastrectomy may be right for you after the Lap Band isn’t providing you with the result you had hoped, band to sleeve revision surgery may be the answer.