If you are considering weight loss surgery, but want to know more about the benefits of Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy, look no further than Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. at Dr. Feiz & Associates. Dr. Feiz has years of experience working with obese and severely obese patients in Southern California, ensuring the best weight loss outcomes.
The first step for patients working with Dr. Feiz is to learn about their weight loss surgery options. Many patients know a little about gastric bypass, or they might know a little about the Lap Band procedure, but they may not have enough information to know what their body will respond to the best. The Lap Band procedure uses a band-like device to create a smaller portion of stomach that will fill up faster, creating a sense of fullness so patients are satisfied with smaller meals. Many patients choose this procedure, but many others choose the gastric sleeve surgery, in which 75% or more of the stomach is removed to create a permanently smaller “sleeve.” Dr. Feiz can also help patients who need Lap Band revision surgery, which involves the removal of the Lap Band device, followed by the gastric sleeve procedure. This is a good option for patients who have the Lap Band but are not achieving the results they desire or need.
One of the West’s most respected weight loss surgeons, Dr. Feiz has truly extensive training and experience, and his focus on his patients’ health and well-being helps each individual patient improve and get healthier. Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today to discuss weight loss surgery options, including the band to sleeve revision and when and why a patient might choose this option.