The lap band surgery is probably the most well-known and often performed weight loss procedure around. Due to its minimally invasive nature and significant results, many patients looking to lose weight ask for the lap band surgery by name. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. performs lap band surgeries all the time, to tremendously positive outcomes. However, there is some debate about lap band vs. gastric sleeve benefits.
The gastric sleeve surgery is when 75-85% of the stomach is removed and reshaped to look like a vertical sleeve. The surgery promotes less caloric intake and faster weight loss. Many patients end up getting a sleeve gastrectomy after lap band surgery for a myriad of reasons. In rare occasions, the lap band can slip, leading to physical discomfort in a patient. Usually the band to sleeve revision surgery is performed when the lap band fails to produce the desired weight loss results. The sleeve is more life-changing and drastic because part of the stomach is removed, until the lap band surgery. But it also gets incredible results.
Dr. Feiz is a top surgeon in Southern California, renowned for his minimally invasive surgical techniques which are safer than the average surgery, require less recovery time, and minimize pain and scaring. If you have any questions about lap band surgery, the gastric sleeve, or the possible necessity of revision surgery, Dr. Feiz and his team are always ready to help set you on the right path. Call the offices today to set up a free consultation.