Bariatric Surgery Can Save Your Life
If you’re overweight, your life may be literally in danger. The health risks associated with obesity are extremely severe, ranging from diabetes to heart attack. Weight loss can be a difficult journey, but one that is important for your quality of life. If you’re sick of having aching joints and constant pain connect to your weight, now is the best time to start your weight loss process. For those who haven’t seen success with diet and exercise, weight loss surgery is an incredible option. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is dedicated to performing these life-saving procedures.
There are a couple of different surgical options to choose from. Lap band is one preferred choice because it’s not permanent. The surgery involves placing a band around the stomach and has minimal recovery time so that you can go back to your regular life quicker. Gastric sleeve is the perfect option for those who are serious about their weight loss, as a large portion of the stomach is removed. Many people also opt for lap band revision surgery. No matter where you fall in the lap band vs. sleeve debate, it’s hard to argue with the incredible weight loss results both surgeries illustrate.
Dr. Feiz and Associates perform lap band, gastric sleeve, and band to sleeve regularly to patients throughout Southern California. If you’re interested in finding out more about these life changing surgeries, contact us today. At a free consultation you can learn more about your options and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.