Many patients who have undergone the Lap Band procedure have seen incredible weight loss success. For these patients, being obese and suffering comorbidities is a thing of the past. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates have years of training and experience to ensure that their patients see the best weight loss outcomes after their bariatric procedure, whether Lap Band, gastric sleeve, or even band to sleeve revision.
However, Dr. Feiz knows that everyone’s body is unique, and we all respond to food and weight changes differently. Although the Lap Band is minimally invasive and allows patients to feel full after eating less food, there are some rare cases in which patients do not respond to the procedure, or respond negatively. Sometimes, patients’ weight fluctuates and they can regain some weight after initially losing several pounds; other times, patients experience nausea, acid reflux, and vomiting, which can create larger health problems if they do not go away. Dr. Feiz is a widely respected bariatric surgeon who excels in Lap Band revision surgery, i.e., the band to sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure removes the Lap Band device, then removes most of the stomach, which creates a permanently smaller pocket for food to be digested. Gastric sleeve surgery can be performed with a laparoscope, which means this surgery, too, is minimally invasive and will leave very few scars. Patients who did not reach their goals with Lap Band will find the perfect balance with gastric sleeve procedures.
To discuss the benefits of Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy, or to discuss the possibility of a Lap Band revision procedure, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.