Choosing Between Sleeve vs. Lap Band with Dr. Feiz
When you qualify for weight loss surgery, it is important to find a skilled and experienced physician so you can safely and successfully lose weight. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S, is one of the most widely respected bariatric surgeons on the West Coast. He founded Dr. Feiz & Associates so that he could help patients just like you, not only with weight loss surgeries like Lap Band, or gastric sleeve after Lap Band, but also so his knowledgeable team could help guide you through the entire weight loss process. The team at Dr. Feiz & Associates prides themselves on working closely with each patient so that they get healthy, and feel better about themselves.
Many patients come to Dr. Feiz with questions about the benefits of gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band. These are both very popular procedures, and have helped many severely obese people lose weight successfully. The difference is that many people who struggle with appetite issues related to the “hungry hormone,” ghrelin, may sometimes do better after sleeve gastrectomy than a Lap Band procedure. Ghrelin signals the brain that the stomach is empty, and for some people, even with the Lap Band, this can lead to intense cravings and hunger pangs. The gastric sleeve procedure, however, permanently removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin. Patients not only feel full after smaller meals, but emotionally satisfied, too.
Whether you need Lap Band revision surgery, or just have questions about your best weight loss surgery options, Dr. Feiz & Associates is here to help you.