To many obese or severely obese patients in the US, getting to a healthy body weight seems like an impossible dream. Even with diet and exercise, many obese people find that they cannot lose enough weight quickly enough to avoid comorbid diseases like diabetes or heart disease. Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates specialize in weight loss surgery that can help.
Dr. Feiz and his team have years of experience with Lap Bands, gastric sleeves, and band to sleeve revision surgery. They want their expertise to help you become your best, healthiest self. When you set up a consultation, Dr. Feiz will discuss the differences in these weight loss surgeries so that you can make the best decision for your future.
Different patients find different results with Lap Bands and gastric sleeves, which is why it is important to understand the pros and cons of Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve procedures. Many patients choose, at first, to go with the Lap Band procedure, because it is reversible. However, some patients return to pursue gastric sleeve, or sleeve gastrectomy, after finding that they did not lose enough weight with a Lap Band. While sleeve gastrectomy is permanent, several patients find greater weight loss and personal satisfaction after undergoing this procedure.
If you are considering sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band, or have other questions about Lap Bands, gastric sleeves, or weight loss surgery’s outcomes, Dr. Feiz can help you. He wants to answer your questions so that you can begin your weight loss journey and find a healthier, happier you.