GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, can be one of the most uncomfortable conditions for a person to live with. Not only does it cause frequent acid reflux, but it can also damage one’s esophagus, making it hard to swallow. And, unfortunately, GERD is often the result of being severely overweight. There are however, surgical options for weight loss that can help people to not only battle GERD, but also achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle in general. Dr. Feiz and his team at Dr. Feiz and Associates have an extraordinary amount of experience and knowledge with these operations, and they are happy to help as many Southern California residents as they can become healthier individuals.
As mentioned, relief for GERD can come from a large loss of weight, which is usually the result of less food intake. But when it comes to decreasing food intake through a surgical procedure, there are many options to consider. Like, for example, a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band surgery, which is good for patients who tried a Lap Band, but found that it didn’t help them lose enough weight to effectively combat their GERD. Another option that Dr. Feiz can guide patients through comes up when considering the Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve methods. If a patient has GERD, Dr. Feiz can make sure he or she picks the right option to help specifically combat their condition. And finally, for those who already have had a Lap Band, but want a band to sleeve revision surgery, Dr. Feiz and his team can also help by educating patients to make sure they pick a new strategy that will truly defeat their obesity.