Joint pain can be an incredible annoyance, as those who’ve experienced it can attest. It can make even basic movements difficult, and can severely decrease mobility. And, unfortunately, for many obese people, joint pain is something they have to live with day in and day out. Luckily however, there are weight loss operations like those available from the team at Dr. Feiz and Associates which can definitely help.
First off, for those who have already tried a Lap Band surgery, but have found the results didn’t help their joint pain as much as they would have liked because they did not lose enough weight, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band surgery, which can help to deliver the benefits that the original Lap Band surgery failed to. This difference occurs because with a sleeve, a portion of the stomach is removed, whereas with the Lap Band, a band is simply placed around the stomach. This procedure adds some important hormonal benefits to the weight loss mix.
Dr. Feiz also prided himself on his ability to educate patients and help them understand their procedures, and can help patients decide between the Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve gastrectomy choices. Dr. Feiz knows that patients who are new to the world of weight loss surgery need guidance, and he’s more than happy to make sure they understand all of the facets of these operations. Whether you are interested in a band to sleeve revision or an initial procedure, we are here to help start you on your weight loss journey.