Losing weight can be one of the hardest challenges a person faces, especially for a severely obese person. This is because of various factors, including a hormone named “ghrelin,” which is considered to be your body’s “hunger hormone.” In the case of the severely obese and ghrelin, the latter works to fight against one’s efforts to lose weight by telling that person that they are getting hungrier and hungrier as they eat less. Luckily, there are weight loss procedures that can help with this problem, including those that are available from Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates.
If you’re considering a Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy, you’ll want to at least contact Dr. Feiz’s office for a consultation. They can help you to understand all of the pros and cons of each procedure, and will do their best to make sure you go with the operation that is best for your specific health and weight loss goals.
Lap Band revision surgery is also available from Dr. Michael Feiz, and is very often a suitable option for those who have had a Lap Band operation, but don’t believe it was successful in delivering the best possible results. The procedure works by replacing one’s original Lap Band with a gastric sleeve. The gastric sleeve, unlike the Lap Band, removes a large portion of the stomach and reduces ghrelin production, thusly resulting in decreased appetite, as well as caloric intake. This in turn, almost always, helps one to achieve weight loss. Many patients have had great success going the band to sleeve route.
Whatever procedure you are interested in, Dr. Feiz & Associates would like to hear from you. Free informational seminars are held on a regular basis.