One of the most dangerous impacts of severe obesity is high blood pressure. For those who don’t know, high blood pressure can lead to numerous health problems, including heart and kidney problems, and even strokes. If you or a loved one is severely obese, and feel you may be in danger of developing high blood pressure, you’ll want to take corrective action as soon as possible.
One immensely effective form of corrective action is, of course, weight loss surgery. In fact, operations like the Lap Band and gastric sleeve, as well as band to sleeve revision, have been shown to be incredibly effective in a vast number of cases, and can be a huge aid for you in your journey back to a normal weight. But if you’re considering a weight loss surgery, you’ll want to go with an experienced doctor you can trust. A doctor like Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Feiz is considered to be one of the best weight loss surgeons in the Los Angeles area because of his vast skills and also because he takes his time with all of his patients. He’ll help you to understand the nuanced differences between the Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve operations, and will make sure you pick the operation that’s best for your specific health issues.
As previously mentioned, Dr. Feiz & Associates also offers a revision procedures, which can be an excellent choice for those who have had a Lap Band procedure previously, but who may be experiencing disappointing results. In this case, Dr. Feiz will employ the sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band operation, which will replace your Lap Band with a gastric sleeve. The gastric sleeve removes a large portion of the stomach and may reduce the production of ghrelin, an important hunger-inducing hormone. The result is that weight loss becomes far less difficult to achieve and maintain…and health problems like hypertension can be greatly decreased or even eliminated.