A Sleeve Gastrectomy Could Be Right For You
Deciding on the appropriate weight loss procedure for your specific goals can be tough. There are tons of factors to consider, and having a doctor’s input can be hugely beneficial. If you or somebody you know is in this position, you may want to contact Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Feiz is one of the most accomplished and trusted weight loss surgeons in the Southern California area, and he is more than happy to educate patients on all aspects of possible weight loss procedures.
Dr. Feiz can be especiall helpful with the decision that comes up between getting a Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy. Many patients don’t understand the details and differences between the two procedures, and Dr. Feiz can help them to better comprehend how they work.
Lap Band revision surgery is also a speciality of Dr. Feiz’s. This can be a huge boon for patients who have had a Lap Band surgery, but feel that their initial results did not match their desired goals. And while Lap Band revision surgery does involve a second operation, it can make a significant difference in how effect and comfortable the Lap Band is. A band to sleeve operation from Dr. Feiz can be hugely beneficial, because with a sleeve gastrectomy, a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a “sleeve.” This sleeve has a much smaller volume than the original stomach, and therefore, in most cases, results in a huge drop in appetite. This huge drop in appetite, of course, leads to less food consumed, and more weight lost.
Ultimately, regardless of the procedure, if you’re considering a weight loss surgery, you’ll want to contact Dr. Feiz & Associates.