Ask almost any doctor in the world, and he or she will tell you that weight can have a serious effect on one’s health. For those who find themselves dealing with severe obesity, they’ll want to contact Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. He is one of the most trustworthy and experienced weight loss surgeons in Southern California, and he’s made it his aim to help as many people as possible return to a normal weight and good health.
Dr. Feiz will help patients with every step of the process, from making the decision regarding the Lap Band vs. a gastric sleeve operation, all the way through the final stages of recovery. And, for those who don’t know, the Lap Band works by placing a band around the stomach, forcing it to take on the shape of an hour glass. Due to the constrictions of this shape, food is processed more slowly, and appetite is surprised. This appetite suppression almost always leads to a decrease in food intake. The gastric sleeve ultimately has the same effect, but achieves its goal by removing a large portion of the stomach rather than placing a band around it, with a great many hormonal benefits that aid in reducing the appetite.
And, for those who have already had a Lap Band operation, but feel discomfort or aren’t full satisfied with their results, Dr. Feiz also offers band to sleeve revision operations. In this case, a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band can help patients to use a different strategy in their battle against obesity. When the strategy works, the health benefits they’ll receive will be extensive.