Weight loss surgery, whether that be a Lap Band operation or a gastric sleeve, usually results in numerous positive effects for the patient. These benefits range from better mobility to less bone and joint pain to a much lower chance at developing type 2 diabetes. If you are severely overweight, and feel like you’re tired of living with discomfort and a poor body image, you’ll want to contact the offices of Dr. Feiz & Associates. The team at Dr. Feiz & Associates has decades of experience in the world of weight loss surgery, and they can help to ensure that you get the treatment and care that best serves your specific needs.
One of the hardest decisions that many patients have to consider is the choice that arises when considering the Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy. For those who are in their initial stages of research, and aren’t familiar with the differences between these two surgeries, the Lap Band works by pinching the stomach with a band to slow down digestion. This, in turn, decreases appetite and thusly caloric intake and weight gain. The sleeve gastrectomy on the other hand works by removing a large portion of the stomach to achieve the same results.
Lap Band revision surgery is also available from Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS and his team, is one of the best options for those who have been unsatisfied with their original surgery. This is because the Lap Band revision surgery works by replacing the original Lap Band with a gastric sleeve, which many consider to be a more effective choice. In fact, this fact has made the band to sleeve operation one of Dr. Feiz’s most commonly performed procedures.