With so many fad diets and exercise “gurus” in the world, it’s understandable that many of us are confused about the healthiest ways to treat our bodies. However, obese people often receive advice on proper diet and exercise from their doctors, only to struggle to maintain consistent, healthy weight loss. For many obese patients, the best option after years of fighting is weight loss surgery. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his skilled, caring team at Dr. Feiz and Associates are here to get their weight loss patients on the right track. Whether you have questions about popular weight loss surgeries like Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve procedures, or find that you need a revision surgery to continue your weight loss journey, contact Dr. Feiz and Associates.
Although many weight loss surgery patients find that Lap Band procedures work very well for them, a rare few do not always see the results they want or need. Sometimes, this is because a band device slips, which can cause discomfort or allow patients to eat more than they need, preventing weight loss; other times, patients simply struggle with the “hunger hormone,” ghrelin. This hormone signals the brain that the stomach is empty, and that can lead to painful hunger pangs, or intense cravings for favorite foods. Regardless of why patients choose sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band removal, Dr. Feiz has years of training and experience with minimally-invasive laparoscopic techniques to help his patients recover faster.
Dr. Feiz is glad to help patients with their questions about band to sleeve revision or other weight loss surgery options. He and his team at Dr. Feiz and Associates know how important weight loss is to their patients, and want to make sure all of their patients make informed decisions. Feeling good about your weight loss surgery is the first step to feeling great about your body and getting healthy again.