It's common knowledge that there is no thing as risk-free surgery, so considering any operation means that you will be taking a close look at the relevant risk and benefits. Renowned bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., is happy to discuss the most likely up and down side of lap band vs. gastric sleeve vs. other types of weight loss procedures or no operation at all.
Very often, Dr. Feiz believes, the risk of simply maintaining the status quo is far greater than obtaining an operation for the kind of severely obese people who are candidates for bariatric surgery. Considering the risks associated with such conditions as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and so on, the relatively small potential downsides of a bariatric procedure begin to look less and less daunting.
Of course, not every surgery produces the kind of results in terms of weight loss and their recovery that patients might like. Fortunately, Dr. Feiz is a master of lap band revision surgery. Most often, this type of procedure takes a lap band that may have produced relatively minimal weight loss and converts it into a gastric sleeve procedure. The doctor has found that the success rate for gastric sleeve after lap band is outstanding. Gastric sleeves remove an area of the stomach that appears to be primarily responsible for the manufacture of a hormone related to the feelings of hunger that ordinarily plague people trying to achieve successful long term weight loss.
While there is always an element of risk in any surgery, choosing a widely respected surgeon like Dr. Michael Feiz to help you avoid the very real risks of severe obesity just may be the best choice for you. To find out more, your best bet is to take advantage of one of the free seminars offered by Dr. Feiz and Associates.