Various medical studies done over the past several years have concluded that the benefits of weight loss surgery far outweigh any potential risks or complications that come with the procedures. In fact, the rate and severity of complications from the average weight loss surgical procedure is on par with very minor procedures like gall bladder surgery or an appendectomy. The benefits, on the other hand, are often truly life-saving. Patients are seen to have a great chance of sending dangerous health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease into remission after losing their excess weight with the help of bariatric surgery. Yet, although the risks are minimal, it is still important to choose a skilled surgeon like Dr. Michael Feiz to perform the procedure in order to make those risks even smaller.
Dr. Feiz is not only a skilled surgeon, but he is an incredibly caring physician who takes time to explain the lap band vs. gastric sleeve procedure to each one of his patients. Many of these patients are first time bariatric patients who are finally making the move toward weight loss surgery after struggling with diet and exercise, and others are previous bariatric patients dissatisfied with their former doctor. Many patients who have gotten an unsuccessful Lap Band put in by another physician come to Dr. Feiz for band to sleeve revision surgery. Because patients on average lose weight faster with a gastric sleeve compared to a Lap Band, Dr. Feiz recommends a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band surgery to dismayed patients who don’t want to waste any more time living an unhealthy lifestyle.