Over time, there are improvements in every field of endeavor. Bariatic surgery for weight loss, in particular, has grown increasingly safe, effective, and sophisticated in the decades since it was first introduced. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been at the forefront of these improvements and has led the way in minimally invasive procedures that produce better results than ever before.
Of course, no two procedures are ever exactly alike, and the needs of each patient are highly individual. Dr. Feiz is here to help patients decide which procedure works best for them. He is ready to explain for patients the relative pros and cons of the very popular Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy procedure, which is gaining ground for its increasingly well-established reliability.
Of course, not everything works on the first attempt. Patients who may have a procedure elsewhere and are now dealing with disappointing results following an initial band procedure are benefitting from the great skill of Dr. Feiz in performing Lap Band revision surgery. There a great numbers of reasons that sometimes a band to sleeve conversion can produce superior results. These include the increasingly well documented hormonal benefits associated with the gastric sleeve procedures. Specifically, the procedure removes an area of the stomach known as the fundus, which is known to be responsible for the production of ghrelin – a hormone known to be associated with the feelings of hunger that make permanent, significant weight loss so difficult.
To find out more about how Dr. Feiz can provide you with superior results in terms of fighting severe obesity, consider attending one of held free seminars.