Every day, doctors ask patients to lose weight in order to prevent or slow obesity-related diseases like heart disease, breathing issues, and diabetes. However, some patients have trouble losing weight with just diet and exercise, and many choose to turn to weight loss surgery like Lap Band or sleeve gastrectomy for help losing weight fast. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. has years of skills and training so his patients can successfully lose weight and keep it off. He and his great team at Dr. Feiz and Associates are here to help you learn more about such issues as the benefits of Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve, so you can make an informed decision about your long-term health.
The Lap Band procedure involves a surgical device that is wrapped around the stomach and inflated, creating a smaller useable pocket of the stomach. With the help of this device, patients feel physically full after eating much smaller meals, which makes eating less food far easier. However, in some very rare cases, patients may not lose all the weight they need to lose because of the “hungry hormone,” ghrelin. Part of the stomach releases this hormone, and Lap Band procedures do nothing to stop this signal from telling your brain you are still hungry, even when you’ve eaten as much as you comfortably can or should. Gastric sleeve procedures remove the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, often making smaller, healthier meals more satisfying both physically and emotionally. Dr. Feiz specializes in sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band procedures for these patients, who need just a little extra help with weight loss.
Dr. Feiz and Associates also regularly offer seminars regarding their weight loss surgery experience and successes, from Lap Band or gastric sleeve to band to sleeve revision surgery. Don’t wait to regain your life – contact Dr. Feiz and Associates today!