Severe obesity is a major health issue that has a negative effect on nearly every aspect of the body. Though it’s easy to focus on the negative cosmetic implications, it’s more important to focus on the medical consequences because they are often quite debilitating, and even life threatening. The significantly increased risk of heart failure, stroke, diabetes and cancer are ultimately much more significant than how one looks in the mirror. In fact, severe obesity not only dramatically decreases one’s lifespan by up to 25 years, but it makes that shorter life a much more inhibited one wrought with health issues and ailments. For these reasons, it’s absolutely essential that severely obese individuals are able to work toward a healthy weight. Unfortunately, that path forward is extraordinarily difficult, and nearly impossible, through traditional methods such as diet and exercise. That’s where bariatric surgery comes in.
Even if you don’t know the difference between procedures like a Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve , you’ve likely heard about weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery is proven to be safe and effective as a method of weight loss, and it’s the only method that works consistently for patients struggling with severe obesity. Here at Dr. Feiz and Associates, we’re dedicated toward helping our patients have this clear path forward in order to establish a better, healthier, and longer life. We can also provide a sleeve gastrectomy after lap band for patients who may have previously undergone a bariatric procedure with disappointing results. For patients who may need further care and attention, our band to sleeve revision is a popular choice to continue treatment.