Experience in Lap Band Revision Surgery
One in 20 US adults is severely obese, meaning they have a body mass index of 40 or greater or 35 or more with accompanying health issues. These individuals are obviously more prone to diseases, which can limit life expectancy, and prevent them from fully enjoying their life. Obesity-related comorbid health problems include diabetes, heart disease, lung conditions, joint pain, sleep apnea, reproductive issues, depression, and some types of cancer. Reaching a healthy weight, however, helps reduce the impact of comorbid diseases, or eliminates them altogether. If you are severely obese, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., can help. He founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to offer weight loss surgery expertise like Lap Band revision surgery to patients who need help. Dr. Feiz himself is one of the leading experts in weight loss surgery on the West Coast, and his medical team is knowledgeable and compassionate about these procedures, too.
Dr. Feiz is also one of the finest weight loss surgeons to provide gastric sleeve after Lap Band. This procedure is becoming more popular because, on some cases, a patient does not experience weight loss or related health benefits from a banding operation. In other instances, there may also be minor or significant complications related to the procedure. The good news is that Dr. Feiz can remove the band, and then perform the gastric sleeve procedure, so his patients can successfully continue their weight loss journey in the large majority of cases.
Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today, to set up your first appointment, and ask questions about such matters as gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band.