Dr. Feiz has the Revision Surgery Expertise You Need
When an obese or severely obese patient makes the decision to undergo bariatric surgery, the decision often comes after years of failed diets and a lot of strong feelings. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. understands that making the decision between Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy is emotional enough, but in some very rare and sad cases, patients must choose to undergo a second operation, because their Lap Band fails to provide sufficient results.
At Dr. Feiz & Associates, the entire staff has the best training possible to ensure the best outcomes for every patient. With Dr. Feiz’s guidance, the staff comes up with a comprehensive care plan that includes nutrition and exercise guidance to help maintain weight loss after the initial loss after surgery slows. Dr. Feiz has many patients who have chosen the Lap Band procedure, and they have had great success with losing weight. However, he also knows that everybody is different, which means that not all procedures work well for everyone. Sometimes, a Lap Band can erode, or cause complications like acid reflux or nausea. These symptoms may go away with time, but if they do not disappear, there may be a larger problem with the Lap Band, meaning it must be removed. In some other cases, the patient may feel full but still eat fatty foods due to intense food cravings. By performing a Lap Band revision surgery to a gastric sleeve, which permanently reduces the size of the stomach, the patient will not only feel full after eating less, but will also feel fewer hunger pangs or cravings.
If you have suffered side effects from a Lap Band, or are not losing weight as fast as you need to, contact the experts at Dr. Feiz & Associates to discuss band to sleeve revision.