Sleep apnea occurs when there is an obstruction of the airways while one is sleeping. This, of course, can be extremely dangerous, and is considered to be a serious health hazard increasing the chances of strokes and heart attack, and also leading to serious and sometimes dangerous levels of fatigue. Severe obesity is often times the root cause of sleep apnea, but fortunately, it can be dealt with. One of the most effective ways to deal with obesity, as well as the sleep apnea caused by it, is through a weight loss procedure. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., and his team at Dr. Feiz and Associates are well aware of the link between obesity and sleep apnea, and are here to help pateitns restore normal sleeping patterns by making weight loss more achievable. And, when it comes to helping to the actual surgery, Dr. Feiz knows how to guide his patients through tough decisions like how to choose between a Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy.
For those who have tried to tackle their obesity and sleep apnea through a Lap Band, but haven’t yet achieved the results they’re after, Dr. Feiz also offers a band to sleeve operation that can change the effective method for slowing appetite from a banding procedure to a gastric sleeve, and thusly deliver an outcome that is more likely to eliminate a patient’s health problems. Dr. Feiz is one of the most respected bariatric surgeons, and he understands that patients need all the help they can get. Whether you are considering your first procedure or a Lap Band revision surgery, he and his outstanding staff are here for you.