Dr. Feiz and Associates have found that the Lap Band surgery is one of the most popular weight loss procedures. Many people have impressive results with it, some even losing truly large amounts of weight. A band is placed around the stomach, creating an hourglass shape, allowing you to feel full after eating less food than ever before. Part of its popularity comes from the fact that it’s removable and adjustable. The surgery is performed with laparoscopic placement, meaning there will be minimal scaring and a reduced risk. Patient’s often have a much shorter recovery period. Those are just some of the reasons why the band sometimes wins out in the Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve debate.
However, in some cases people find it necessary to get a band to sleeve revision. This procedure consists of removing a portion of the stomach, which promotes the growth of the hormone ghrelin, which suppresses the appetite. There are a couple of major reasons why people get a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. If the Lap Band fails to produce satisfactory weight loss results, it may be because of a slow metabolism or troubles with restrictive eating. In these cases, the revision can equal life-changing results.
Dr. Feiz and Associates performs Lap Band, gastric sleeve, and revision surgeries for patients throughout Southern California. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about these procedures, call to set up a free consultation. If Lap Band hasn’t netted the weight loss you were hoping for, we can help.