For patients who struggle with obesity, weight loss surgery may seem like a drastic option. However, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Dr. Feiz & Associates is here to help. He opened his practice specifically to help obese and severely obese patients successfully lose weight through bariatric surgery. His extensive training and experience help his patients lose weight without struggle. He has extensive experience helping patients decide between weight loss surgeries, definitely including Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve. Let Dr. Feiz’s knowledge help you begin your weight loss journey.
Dr. Feiz has a great deal of experience working with patients who are interested in or need sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. There are very rare cases in which patients do not see success with the Lap Band, but sometimes, revision surgery becomes important. Dr. Feiz has seen several of these cases caused by ghrelin, the “hungry hormone.” While the Lap Band does create a smaller stomach area, which helps the patient feel full after smaller meals, some patients continuously battle the hunger pangs caused by ghrelin. In the average person, the stomach produces ghrelin to signal the brain that the body is hungry; ghrelin production stops when the stomach is full. For patients who suffer serious cravings, ghrelin can become a monster. Sleeve gastrectomy removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, so these patients often find greater satisfaction, both physically and emotionally, after the procedure.
Whether you need a band to sleeve revision, or you are curious about your weight loss surgery options, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.