One of the biggest priorities people often name, in terms of personal goals, is keeping healthy and fit. This usually entails eating less and exercising more. But for some who are severely overweight, the answer isn’t so simple. In fact, those who are severely overweight often encounter specific obstacles that make weight loss especially difficult. Luckily, there’s Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., who can help these people choose the right surgery for weight loss, i.e. Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy, and help his patients remain calm and informed throughout the entire process.
Dr. Feiz’s practice covers all of the important weight loss bases. This, of course, includes Lap Band revision surgery for those who have had a lap band surgery, but are not fully satisfied with the results. In these cases, Dr. Feiz can do a second operation on patients . To be specific, Dr. Feiz can perform band to sleeve conversion operations, which are ideal for those patients who have had a lap band, but haven’t seen the weight loss results they were hoping for. The band to sleeve operation aims to fix this problem by exchanging the Lap Band for a gastric sleeve operation, which works by permanently removing a large portion of the stomach. This removal of some portion of the stomach usually results in significant weight loss because, alongside reducing the capacity of the stomach, it also lowers the appetite by retarding the body’s production of hunger-inducing hormones.
Whatever type of procedure you need, Dr. Feiz is here to help. Free informational seminars are held on a regular basis.