If you suffer from obesity, you’ve probably tried to lose weight through diet and exercise and found that it was simply too difficult. Unfortunately, many severely obese patients are not able to lose enough weight to stay healthy through these basic lifestyle changes. Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates want to help you lose the weight and keep it off.
If your BMI is 40 or more, or you have a BMI of 35 with comorbid diseases like heart problems or diabetes, you could qualify for bariatric surgery. Dr. Feiz specializes in Lap Band, gastric sleeve, and even band to sleeve revision surgeries. These procedures are less invasive than gastric bypass, and allow the patient to experience the same weight loss benefits with a faster recovery time.
The Lap Band is a rubber band-like medical device, which the surgeon places around a patient’s stomach to reduce the useable size of the organ. This procedure is reversible, and helps weight loss patients feel full while eating less. Gastric sleeve surgery, also called sleeve gastrectomy, permanently reduces the size of the stomach by removing a portion of the organ. Many patients experience better results after gastric sleeve surgery because the procedure removes the portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin, a hormone that triggers intense feelings of hunger. Patients not only feel full faster while eating, they feel more emotional satisfaction with smaller meals. Dr. Feiz has worked with numerous patients who wish to pursue sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band procedures, so that they can meet their weight loss goals and keep the weight off more easily.
Dr. Feiz has extensive knowledge and experience, and he wants to help you lose weight for a healthier and happier life. Contact Dr. Feiz and Associates today to discuss Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve procedures, and make the decision to become the best you you can be.