Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients who suffer from obesity and severe obesity find the best weight loss treatment options. He and his compassionate team are glad to answer any questions regarding Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve, because they understand exactly how important it is for patients to make the right decision for their long-term health and well-being.
The Lap Band procedure is one of the most popular weight loss surgeries in the world. The surgery itself is minimally invasive, so patients spend less time recovering and more time losing weight and feeling great about their new lives. However, all bodies are different, and in some rare cases, the Lap Band may not work for long-term weight loss. In these rare cases, Dr. Feiz will consult with the patient regarding options, which can range from simply tightening or adjusting the Lap Band, to performing a band to sleeve revision. This procedure can be performed in one or two steps, depending on the patient’s health. First, the band is removed, and then Dr. Feiz will perform a sleeve gastrectomy, which permanently reduces the size of the stomach. The procedure also removes the part of the stomach that produces the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, which could allow the patient to lose even more weight and reach their health goals faster.
Dr. Feiz and his talented team understand that weight loss is a difficult subject for their patients, but they want the best outcomes for everyone who chooses Dr. Feiz & Associates. Contact them today to set up an appointment regarding Lap Band, gastric sleeve, or sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band.