Band to Sleeve Revision with Weight Loss Experts
People who struggle with their weight most often seek solutions, sensibly enough, through diet and exercise. However, if you are one of the many adults in the U.S. who has a body mass index of 40 or greater, you may find that keeping weight off, or reaching a healthy weight, is a constant, frustrating struggle. You may find that you regain weight easily, and even add extra weight. This puts you in increased danger of serious health complications like diabetes and heart disease. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates specifically to help people like you reach a healthy weight and stay there. He is one of the West Coast’s leading bariatric surgeons, specializing in the sleeve gastrectomy Los Angeles patients demand.
Dr. Feiz often recommends the gastric sleeve procedure to patients who need to lose weight in order to prevent or reduce comorbid diseases. He and his team also have lots of experience helping patients who want a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. Although it is rare, sometimes, people who have the Lap Band do not experience the weight loss they need with this device. This can be because the band was installed too loose, so the person can still over-eat, or because the band is too tight, causing discomfort, nausea, and even pain. Dr. Feiz and his team use the latest technology to remove the band, and then create the gastric sleeve by removing up to 75-85 percent of the stomach.
If you need a band to sleeve revision, Dr. Feiz & Associates have the expertise to help you. Contact us today with any questions about weight loss surgery.