Dr. Feiz Knows Bariatric Surgery
If you are severely obese and have struggled with losing weight for a long time, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his skilled team at Dr. Feiz & Associates are here to help. Dr. Feiz has years of experience as a bariatric surgeon to help patients in Southern California lose weight and keep it off. He helps patients who need a variety of weight loss surgeries, from gastric sleeve to Lap Band revision surgery. His priority is working with patients to create a weight loss surgery plan and help each of his patients recover their health and wellness.
Dr. Feiz is skilled in band to sleeve revision surgery. Essentially, this surgery removes the Lap Band device from patients who have had that implanted, and then the stomach is reduced in size through the gastric sleeve procedure. There are many reasons that patients choose revision surgery, but one of the most common is that some patients do not experience the weight loss they need through banding. This could, in part, stem from the “hunger hormone,” ghrelin. This hormone is produced in the stomach and signals the brain that the stomach is still empty, causing serious hunger pangs and cravings. For some Lap Band patients, they still struggle with ghrelin telling them they are hungry when physically, they are not. Sleeve gastrectomy removes the part of the stomach which produces ghrelin, so patients not only feel physically full, but psychologically sated after smaller, healthier meals.
Regardless of whether you need a band to sleeve revision, or need more information about Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy before choosing a weight loss surgery, Dr. Feiz and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates are here for you.