Expert Lap Band Revision Surgery for Health
Most American adults are carrying a few extra pounds. For these people, changes to exercise routines and diet are enough to help them shed the weight. For the one in 20 American adults who struggle with being severely obese, however, the answer is not that simple. Diet and exercise are not often enough to lose weight fast, and avoid or overcome comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, sleep apnea, and even depression. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients like these lose weight fast and get healthy again. Dr. Feiz is one of the premier bariatric surgeons on the West Coast, and his skilled and compassionate team at Dr. Feiz & Associates helps many people every day with procedures like a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band removal. We are here to support our patients through every step of the process.
While many people chose the Lap Band as a bariatric procedure due to its popularity, not everyone who underwent that weight loss surgery experienced the weight loss they needed. Dr. Feiz has become one of the leading bariatric surgeons who are most experienced with Lap Band revision surgery. This procedure involves removing the Lap Band device, then performing a sleeve gastrectomy to remove about 75 percent of the patient’s stomach. This creates a permanently smaller sleeve, which helps the patient feel full after a smaller, healthier meal. More importantly, the revision procedure helps the patient continue their weight loss journey successfully with important hormonal and metabolic benefits. If you have questions about the sleeve vs. Lap Band procedures, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today for your first appointment.