Experts in Band to Sleeve Revision at Dr. Feiz & Associates
Weight loss is a hot topic among American adults, after all, two-thirds of the population is considered overweight or obese. Diets and exercise help for many people, but for some individuals, this isn’t enough to keep them at a healthy weight. People with a body mass index of 40 don’t need to shed a few pounds – often, they need to shed a hundred or more to avoid comorbid diseases. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S, founded Dr. Feiz & Associates so he could gather an expert team to help severely obese people lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Feiz is a leading expert in weight loss surgeries like sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band, and he is here to help patients reach their goal weight and stay healthy.
Two of the most popular procedures are Lap Band and sleeve gastrectomy in Los Angeles. The Lap Band uses a device to wrap around the stomach, creating a smaller pocket. When the patient eats, he or she feels fuller faster because the Lap Band prevents the stomach from expanding. Many people get great benefits from this procedure, but it does not suit everyone. Other patients receive the most benefit from sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure removes part of the stomach, creating a permanently smaller pouch. It also removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the “hungry hormone,” so the patient doesn’t struggle with cravings after simple, small meals.
Whether you need a band to sleeve revision, or want to discuss your bariatric options, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today for help.