Finding the Right Solution Isn’t Easy
Most obese people who have been struggling with their weight for their entire life have tried multiple diets in an effort to lose weight. Just how different diets may work for different people, one type of bariatric surgery is not always best for everyone. When considering bariatric surgery, it is always important to consult an experienced surgeon like Dr. Michael Feiz and have him explain the ins and outs of lap band vs. gastric sleeve surgery so you can know for sure which one of these procedures is best for you. It is also important to remember that, even if you don’t pick the right procedure the first time, it is by no means the end of the road.
In addition to performing first time procedures, Dr. Feiz is also highly regarded when it comes to doing band to sleeve revision surgery. Patients who have all but lost hope after having a Lap Band procedure that doesn’t help them lose as much weight as they had hoped will often find renewed optimism with a sleeve revision. Patients who have a sleeve gastrectomy after lap band surgery will often find that they lose the weight faster than they did when they had the Lap Band. One of the reasons why the sleeve gastrectomy can be more effective is that it has hormonal benefits in addition to physical benefits. When part of the stomach is removed, the stomach then emits less of the hormone ghrelin that is often responsible for hunger cravings. Many patients find this multi-faceted approach to bariatric surgery very successful.