Band to Sleeve Revision Means Weight Loss
If you are one of the millions of American adults who struggles with severe obesity, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., understands the hardship you’ve gone through. As one of the leading experts in weight loss surgery on the West Coast, Dr. Feiz and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates have helped hundreds of patients just like you, thanks to innovations in technology and techniques in bariatric surgery. Procedures like sleeve gastrectomy at Los Angelesbased Dr. Feiz & Associates can help you reach your goal weight, overcome comorbid diseases like diabetes or sleep apnea, and feel happier with your life.
Dr. Feiz is also one of the leading weight loss surgeons qualified to perform sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This important procedure helps patients who experience problems with their Lap Bands continue their weight loss journey. Sometimes, a surgeon may implant the band too tightly, so the patient experiences discomfort or pain. In other cases, the band can loosen, or begin to degrade, over time, leading to less weight loss or some weight gain. If you qualify for band revision surgery, Dr. Feiz can remove the Lap Band device, and then perform a sleeve gastrectomy, which makes the stomach smaller permanently. Like the Lap Band, the “sleeve” stomach helps you feel full after smaller meals, but unlike the band, this smaller stomach produces less ghrelin, a hormone that can cause serious hunger pangs or intense cravings for food, even after eating more than enough food. You will feel more satisfied with your meals, and continue losing weight.
Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today for the West Coast’s leading experts in weight loss surgeries like gastric sleeve or band to sleeve revision.