People who have never had to deal with a serous weight issue are often unfairly critical of obese people. The tendency is to assume that overweight people simply lack much in the way of self-control. That, however, reveals a basic level of ignorance about the true nature of obesity. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is here to help explain why bariatric surgeries are needed, while also helping prospective weight loss patients to understand such issues as the benefits and issues associated with Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve procedures.
Unlike people who have to deal with such bad health habits as smoking and excessive drinking, obese individuals do not have the choice available of simply giving up food. At the same time, the human body plays a nasty trick on people trying to lose weight simply by eating less and exercising more. Basically, the more weight we lose, the hungrier we feel, and this is believed to largely driven by hormonal changes. Weight loss surgery works because it helps limit feelings of appetite. It’s not a magic wand, but it really does appear to be best thing we have.
While both the Lap Band and the sleeve gastrectomy can be highly effective, the latter surgery may more directly address the issue of hormonally driven hunger. This is why more and patients who have seen only mediocre results following an initial procedure are looking into sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band operations. The good news for patients is that Dr. Feiz and his team has enjoyed a consistent level of success with these procedures.
If you are dealing with severe obesity and would like to look into an initial Lab Band or gastric sleeve procedure or a band to sleeve revision, Dr. Feiz is here to help. Informational seminars are held on a regular basis.