Normally, patients who elect to get the Lap Band procedure are very happy with the results, and successfully lose their excess weight thanks to the surgery. Since 2001, countless patients have credited the Lap-Band with once and for all allowing them to win the battle against obesity and reclaim their healthy body. Yet, some patients are not satisfied with the results. Some of these patients simply are not losing the amount of weight they had hoped when they initially weighed the options of Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve. Others choose to abandon the Lap Band because they are experiencing unpleasant complications, including Band slippage, and they would rather have the band removed than continue living with the irritating pain.
Although these patients are justified in wanting to abandon their initial procedure, they should be aware that Dr. Michael Feiz has extensive experience performing band to sleeve revision surgery. This revolutionary revision procedure allows patients to transition to the next segment of their weight loss journey, rather than abandoning it entirely. Being obese is an unhealthy, unsustainable lifestyle, and patients should do everything in their power to win the fight against excess weight. Getting a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band surgery that did not deliver the results you had hoped is just another one of these ways.
Dr. Feiz has successfully performed revision surgery on many of his patients, and patients of lesser doctors who did not give their patients proper aid in succeeding with the Lap Band. Thanks to the world-class post-op support at Dr. Feiz and Associates, patients can rest assured that they have the guidance necessary to succeed with the gastric sleeve.