Have you spent years trying to lose weight with very little success? Is exercise too difficult for you because of painful joints and mobility issues? Have you failed at every diet you’ve tried, from calorie counting to fad diets? Losing weight is no easy task, so it’s easy to feel discouraged when you don’t get the results that you need to get healthy and feel better about yourself. For many obese people, the last resort is weight loss surgery, which has a history of weight loss success for people who previously had trouble shedding the pounds. Renowned bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is dedicated to helping patients reach their healthy weight loss goals.
Among the bariatric surgery options are lap band, gastric sleeve, and band to sleeve procedures. There’s much debate about the benefits of lap band vs. sleeve, but it most depends on your medical history and personal preferences. Many people choose lap band surgery because it’s a reversible procedures, but in rare cases it can cause emergency gastric distress, leading to lap band revision surgery. Gastric sleeve procedures are very effective but considered more drastic because it involves removing a portion of the stomach.
If you’re interested in learning more about the various weight loss procedures, as well as the surgical process, contact the offices of Dr. Feiz and Associates today to learn more about a free seminar. A dedicated health care professional can answer all of your questions and make you feel more comfortable about whatever decision you ultimately make about having surgery.