If you are severely obese, and have actively struggled with losing weight for years, you may qualify for weight loss surgery. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates can help. Dr. Feiz has extensive training and experience with many kinds of bariatric surgery, and is considered one of the best weight loss surgeons on the West Coast. Whether patients need more information on the benefits of Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve surgeries to make a decision for their health, or need a revision surgery to finally achieve their weight loss success, Dr. Feiz and his compassionate team have helped many patients before, and can help you, too.
The Lap Band procedure is one of the most popular weight loss surgeries available. The band itself is a medical device that wraps around the stomach and creates an hourglass shape, allowing the patient to feel full after eating a smaller amount of food, and allowing the stomach to digest nutrients more slowly. This helps prevent the body from feeling starved with fewer calories – a major problem nearly all dieters know from direct experience. However, in some rare cases, a patient might need a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This can occur when there are complications following a band procedure, or if the results are simply unsatisfactory. Dr. Feiz has many years of experience helping patients who need this revision surgery.
Whether you need a band to sleeve revision, or simply want to begin your weight loss journey with either a gastric sleev e or band bariatric surgery, Dr. Feiz & Associates are here to help you.