If you suffer from obesity or severe obesity, you need more information regarding Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy to determine which procedure might work best for you. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his incredible team at Dr. Feiz & Associates know that making decisions about your future can be stressful, especially when you know your life may very well be at stake. That’s why he will answer your questions about each procedure and work closely with you to create a comprehensive care plan.
Although Dr. Feiz has implanted the Lap Band in numerous patients, and the vast majority has gone on to achieve their weight loss goals, he understands that not every body works the same. Sometimes, a surgeon may not be as familiar with the Lap Band procedure and could implant the device incorrectly. The device could slip around on its own, or it could tighten too much, causing intense nausea and vomiting. In some rare cases, patients simply don’t lose weight as fast as they need to without permanent stomach reduction. Dr. Feiz is one of the leading surgeons specializing in Lap Band revision surgery, with a focus on Lap Band to sleeve gastrectomy conversion. This procedure removes the Lap Band device, and then removes 75-85% of the stomach to create the gastric sleeve. The procedure has been incredibly effective, especially for revision patients who need to lose weight faster.
If you need band to sleeve revision surgery, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today. Their multidisciplinary approach will not only help patients feel better in the short term, but help them maintain long-term health and happiness.