Overcoming obesity and overeating has often been compared to fighting another extremely unhealthy compulsive activity: cigarette smoking. As Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. understands, however, it's not nearly that simple. With some effort, even a very excessive smoker can give up tobacco permanently, but overeaters can't simply stop eating forever. Moreover, the more they attempt to reduce their consumption of food, the more their body sends their brains messages that feel like hunger and are extremely difficult to resist.
Such procedures as the lap band and the gastric sleeve have been shown to be highly effective for combating those deceptive brain signals that tell obese people they need to eat more food, even after they know that they have consumed more than enough. Of course, there are many important distinctions between these procedures, and it's not always easy to make the call regarding the benefits of lap band vs gastric sleeve operations, as well as the older and more invasive gastric bypass procedure. To help patients sort out which operation is best for them, Dr. Feiz offers free seminars to patients who are seriously interested in whether weight loss surgery offers them a viable path towards a healthier and happier life.
Dr. Feiz is one of the most respected surgeons in the country and an acknowledged expert in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. He has performed all types of weight loss procedures. Whether you are a first time patient interested in learning about the available procedures, or interesting in exploring whether it makes sense for you to convert band to sleeve if a prior procedure has failed to produce the needed results, contacting Dr. Feiz should be your next step.