If you’re suffering from severe obesity, it’s quite possible you’re also dealing with type 2 diabetes, or at least inclined to develop it. If you feel that this may be the case for you, you’ll want to take action to return to a healthy weight as soon as possible. Unfortunately however, many people who are suffering from severe obesity have trouble with strict diet and exercise regimens because they can be incredibly stressful and difficult. Luckily, there are surgical operations that can aid in your effort to lose weight. Surgical operations like those available from Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates.
Dr. Feiz is respected among weight loss surgeons because he guides his patients through their weight loss journey, helping them to understand each step along the way. If you’re having trouble deciding between the Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve operations, he can explain the nuances of each operation to you and help you make the right decision for your health and weight loss goals.
A band to sleeve revision surgery is also available from Dr. Feiz, and is ideal for those who are looking to replace their Lap Band with a new weight loss strategy. The band to sleeve revision surgery works by replacing the Lap Band with a gastric sleeve. Unlike the Lap Band, which simply places a band around the stomach shrinking its available area, the gastric sleeve works by removing a large portion of the stomach giving it a sleeve shape. Both procedures aim to decrease appetite, but go about it in very different ways. The band to sleeve revision operation has become so popular that the sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band procedure has become one of Dr. Feiz’s most popular options amongst his patients.