Help Understanding Sleeve vs. Lap Band Benefits
If you are one of the thousands of American adults struggling with being severely obese, you may have tried many things to lose weight. Perhaps diet and exercise have not been as effective as you need them to be, so perhaps you have pursued a bariatric procedure like the Lap Band. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is one of the leading weight loss surgeons on the West Coast. He founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients just like you with expertise in bariatric procedures, including understanding the benefits of the sleeve vs. Lap Band procedures.
While many people have lost weight with the help of the Lap Band, this option does not work for everyone. In fact, a number of patients have experienced problems with their band moving, tightening, or loosening over time. The band does not necessarily prevent intense hunger pangs or food cravings caused by the hormone ghrelin, which is produced by the stomach. Dr. Feiz more often recommends sleeve gastrectomy to his patients. In order to help patients continue their weight loss journey if the band does not work for them, Dr. Feiz is also fully qualified to perform a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band removal. For qualifying patients, Dr. Feiz removes the band, then removes about 75 percent of the stomach, so that the organ is permanently smaller.
You may qualify for Lap Band revision surgery with Dr. Feiz, if you have not experienced the weight loss success you need with the band. Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today to set up your first appointment.