If your doctor tells you that you are severely obese and must lose weight or face serious health consequences, you could feel lost and alone. The idea of bariatric surgery may terrify you. Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his talented team at Dr. Feiz & Associates are here to help you understand that weight loss surgery is not frightening, and can in fact help you improve your quality of life.
Dr. Feiz offers two types of bariatric surgery: Lap Band, and gastric sleeve, which is also called sleeve gastrectomy. Many patients assume that weight loss surgery automatically means gastric bypass, which is an invasive procedure that does help patients lose weight, but often causes complications later in life. Dr. Feiz will discuss the benefits of Lap Band vs. sleeve procedures, but both options are less invasive, help patients lose weight, and reduce some complications like vitamin deficiencies.
Sometimes, patients chose the Lap Band, but it does not help them shed pounds as quickly as necessary. Dr. Feiz also offers Lap Band revision surgery, in which he removes the Lap Band and performs gastric sleeve surgery to permanently reduce the size of the stomach. Many patients find greater weight loss and overall satisfaction with sleeve gastrectomy.
When you lose weight, you reduce your chances of suffering comorbid diseases like diabetes, osteoarthritis, asthma, heart problems, and even some cancers. You will feel better, too, so mental health issues like depression can improve. Contact Dr. Feiz and Associates today to discuss Lap Band, gastric sleeve, or band to sleeve revision, and see how quickly your quality of life can move onward and upward.