If you are severely obese, your doctor may recommend weight loss surgery, particularly if you have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise alone on multiple occasions. Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates want to discuss all your weight loss surgery options so you can begin to lose sign cant weight, and keep the pounds off for the long-term.
Dr. Feiz and Associates performs the full range of procedures, including Lap Band, gastric sleeve, and band to sleeve revision procedures. To fully understand the differences in these surgeries, contact Dr. Feiz to inquire about a free seminar – he has years of experience that can help you make the best choice for your body. In general, Lap Band is a reversible procedure in which a surgeon implants a band around the stomach to create a smaller area for digestion. This helps patients feel full faster, so they eat less. Gastric sleeve is a very similar procedure, except it permanently removes part of the stomach.
Sometimes, patients undergo the Lap Band procedure but do not lose all the pounds they need to lose. Ever body is different, which is why Dr. Feiz offers sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. Patients often find greater satisfaction with the gastric sleeve procedure, and can keep weight off for years.
Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates to discuss the pros and cons of Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve, as well as the possibility of band to sleeve revision. Dr. Feiz wants his training and experience to help you regain your health and your life.