Why Choose a Lap Band or Gastric Sleeve?
Many of us feel like we need to lose weight, but for countless people in the United States, weight loss is not just a goal, it is the only way they can improve their quality of life. For severely obese patients, weight loss means they can reduce or eliminate a number of healthy including diabetes, asthma, osteoarthritis, and heart problems. However, simple changes to diet and exercise routines are not enough. Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. understands that severely obese patients need help reaching their weight loss goals.
Dr. Feiz and his compassionate, experienced team know that weight loss surgery can seem scary at first. However, decades of improvements to bariatric surgery not only helps patients reach their weight loss goals faster, but also means the surgery is less invasive, and patients recover sooner. Dr. Feiz offers both Lap Band and gastric sleeve surgeries, and his in-depth training and years of experience can help you decide between Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve procedures.
In some cases, patients choose to undergo Lap Band surgery largely because it is reversible. A band is inserted around the patient’s stomach, reducing the organ’s size and allowing the patient to feel full sooner during meals. However, not all patients are satisfied with their weight loss after the Lap Band procedure, which is why Dr. Feiz also provides band to sleeve revision surgery. He performs this surgery with the latest laparoscopic techniques, so you can get back to your life faster after surgery and with less scarring.
If you are interested in sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band, or have questions about whether bariatric surgery is right for you, Dr. Feiz is here to help.