No matter how healthy we are or how much we may be able to extend our lives, the fact remains is that none of us will be here forever and every day is a gift. That’s why, for people dealing with severe obesity, it’s important to take quality of length, as well as the length of life into consideration. Moreover, when considering a weight loss procedure with a leading board certified weight loss surgeon like Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., it’s important to decide for yourself which operation will provide you with the very best quality of life when considering the pluses and minuses of Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy procedures.
Of course, if an initial procedure fails to produce the hoped for results, such strategies as band to sleeve conversions are very often highly effective, and Dr. Feiz has produced consistently outstanding results for his patients. At the same time, at least in the short term, patients will definitely enjoy a superior quality of life if the initial procedure successfully helps them to lose weight.
Dr. Feiz has helped numerous patients to understand the pros and cons of the various bariatric procedures. Specifically, many patients may lean towards the Lap Band because it is reversible and the least invasive of all weight loss operations. At the same time, because of its increasingly well-known impact on hormones that produce feelings of excessive hunger, the gastric sleeve is a remarkably reliable procedure.
The decision about which procedure to get – and, indeed, whether to receive any procedure – is never completely simple or easy. Nevertheless, it always boils down to one factor: which course of action will produce the best quality of life. Whether you are interested in obtaining an initial procedure, or are dealing with disappointing results and are considering Lap Band revision surgery, Dr. Feiz would like to hear from you. Free informational seminars are available on a regular basis.