Is the Gastric Sleeve Right For Me?
Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S is one of the leading surgeons in all of Southern California in performing revolutionary weight loss surgeries like the gastric sleeve. While it’s not as well-known as the lap band surgery, the gastric sleeve is often the preferred weight loss surgery for its many benefits and improved results. Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is comprised of removing 75-85% of the stomach. Then the stomach is reshaped to closely resemble a sleeve. As a result, patients feel fuller faster, as the smaller stomach limits the food intake.
So, why might you need or want gastric sleeve surgery? Health concerns are the number one priority. Dr. Feiz and his team of associates know that being overweight can lead to depression, sleep apnea, heart conditions, type 2 diabetes, and other life threatening health problems. It’s vital to a person’s physical and emotional well-being to reach a healthy weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. While diet and exercise can be helpful, often the only way to truly get to a healthy weight is through weight loss surgery.
Why the sleeve surgery over the lap band surgery? While lap band surgery, might be more popular and well-known among the weight loss surgery options, the gastric sleeve has recently proven to show better results. It’s more and more common for patients to receive the lap band revision surgery these days. Still, it’s important to discuss the lap band vs. sleeve options with a qualified surgeon like Dr. Feiz.
The gastric sleeve surgery is safe and less invasive than most weight loss surgeries. With a single incision, Dr. Feiz can help you lose weight with very little scarring and a faster recovery time. If you’ve already received the lap band surgery but want to switch to the gastric sleeve, call Dr. Feiz and associates to learn more about the band to sleeve surgery.