For many who struggle with severe obesity, awareness of the associated life threatening medical conditions is not an issue. Most people already know that that obesity is a leading cause of health complications that include diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. However, for many severely obese individuals who live with the day to day challenges of being significantly overweight, the solution often seems out of reach. Unlike people who are 5, 10, or 20 pounds overweight, the scores of pounds a severely obese person needs to lose to reach a normal weight and ward off these health issues is significant. So much so, in fact, that traditional methods like diet and exercise fail a striking 99% of the time. Nevertheless, reaching a healthy weight is still important to improve the quality of life and prolong a lifespan that would likely end prematurely otherwise. Here at Dr. Feiz and Associates, we’re dedicated to provide patients suffering with severe obesity a way out.
Many patients who inquire about our services are unfamiliar with weight loss surgery, and understandably may not know the differences between different procedures such as Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve. Our experts work closely with patients to help them gain an firm understanding of which procedure might be best for them. As a well-established center for bariatric surgery, we provide a wide range of effective procedures including band to sleeve revision for previous bariatric patients who may need further assistance. If you’re curious about a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band Dr. Feiz and his highly experienced team are standing by.