If you struggle with obesity, you may have tried all kinds of ways to lose weight, but have instead seen your weight yo-yo back and forth. This is far from ideal for your health, and in order to avoid long-term problems, you need to lose weight and keep it off, though, as we all know, that can be a very tall order. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients who suffer exactly this kind of problem by making it much easier to make the changes necessary to lose weight once and for all. Weight loss surgery has proven to be the best option for many severely obese patients, so Dr. Feiz offers a variety of weight loss surgeries including Lap Band, gastric sleeve, and even Lap Band revision surgery.
The first step toward improved health and weight loss is education. Dr. Feiz talks with all of his patients about their best weight loss surgery options, because not many patients know the benefits of Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve surgery. These procedures are very different, although they use largely the same principle: reduce the size of the stomach to reduce caloric intake. The Lap Band is a device that goes around the stomach, creating an hourglass shape that allows patients to eat less and still feel full. The gastric sleeve is much the same, but permanent: the surgery removes 75% of the stomach to create a smaller “sleeve” area. Both are very effective for many patients, but Dr. Feiz ensures his patients know the benefits of both, along with other options, before proceeding with the surgery.
Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates for great, individualized weight loss care. Whether you are interested in the Lap Band, or need a band to sleeve revision, Dr. Feiz and his team can help you.