The negative health impacts of obesity are extensive. Ask almost any doctor, and he or she will tell you about a long list of problems associated with being overweight. This list may include: high blood pressure, diabetes, joint and bone pain, and, of course, heart disease. If you’re worried about being severely overweight and developing heart disease and other problems, you’ll want to contact a someone like Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. for help. He is one of the leading providers of weight loss surgery, and can help you with every step of the process.
And, speaking of the process, the first step is usually deciding between the Lap Band vs. a gastric sleeve procedure. For those who don’t know, the Lap Band procedure works by placing a band around the stomach, thusly giving it an hour glass shape. Because food passes more slowly through this stomach structure, appetite is suppressed, caloric intake is lowered, and long-term weight loss is achieved. For the gastric sleeve, a portion of the stomach is removed to achieve the same effect with some important hormonal benefits.
For those who have had Lap Band surgery, but are unhappy with the results, Dr. Feiz & Associates also offers a band to sleeve revision option. This operation consists of removing the original lap band, and, instead, cutting out a large portion of the stomach.
Ultimately, whether you’re looking for a gastric sleeve, a Lap Band, or an option for a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band procedure, you’ll want to speak with Dr. Feiz and his team. They have knowledge and experience that is almost always unrivaled in the field.