Gastric bypass vs. gastric sleeve
The question of gastric bypass vs. gastric sleeve comes up quite often. Any comparison of gastric bypass vs. gastric sleeve demands serious consideration of a number of issues, most important being the health of the patient. Ultimately, only in consultation with your bariatric surgeon can you come to a final determination about which procedure is best for you. As part of that consultation, you may also weight the relative pros and cons of gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band, or gastric sleeve vs. gastric bypass. Here at Dr. Feiz & Associates, our team of medical professionals, led by the esteemed Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS, offers all three of these procedures. One or more may be deemed too invasive, depending on your health status. Other issues come into play. For example, the Lap Band is predicated to a certain extent on behavioral modification, whereas a procedure like gastric sleeve actually decreases the hormones that make you hungry in the first place. The question of the Lap Band vs. sleeve, again, like all of the comparisons between these procedures, should be done in collaboration with a bariatric surgeon with a solid reputation.
To learn more about all of these procedures, from gastric bypass to gastric sleeve (also known as sleeve gastrectomy) and the Lap Band, we encourage you to contact us directly. You can schedule a FREE initial consultation, or attend one of our FREE informational seminars. Dr. Feiz & Associates has long been known as a weight loss surgery center where safety is the highest priority; with a safety record substantially higher than the national average, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to make bariatric surgery safer and more effective. Learn more about gastric bypass vs. gastric sleeve or the Lap Band today, and start yourself on the path to a healthier, longer life.