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Gastric Bypass vs. Lap Band and Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve vs. lap band, that is the question. While perhaps not as elegant as Hamlet’s “to be or not to be,” the debate over sleeve vs. lap band remains an important one. Let’s consider some of the facts…

Studies have shown that gastric sleeve can have very beneficial effects on co-morbidities (health conditions associated with obesity), including hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. Similar studies have not yet been conducted on the Lap Band. Nevertheless, depending on your health condition, a relatively non-invasive procedure like the Lap Band may be preferable. Yet again, gastric sleeve surgery offers immediate weight loss, and the Lap Band has on occasion caused problems like infection and regurgitation.

As you can see, one could go back and forth on these pros and cons all day. The most prudent way to proceed is to get a consultation with a reputable bariatric surgeon, who can evaluate you and offer recommendations based on our particular needs and goals. That’s what you will get if visit Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS at Dr. Feiz & Associates, a premier weight loss surgery center located in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Feiz offers gastric sleeve and Lap Band surgery, as well as gastric bypass. In fact, patients have also come to him looking for the gastric bypass after lap band, either because they were dissatisfied with the results of the Lap Band, or because they experienced complications. Because the Lap Band is removable, Dr. Feiz was able to convert the Lap Band into gastric bypass, and offer these patients another shot at substantial weight loss.

For more information please contact Dr. Feiz’s clinic today or call him (toll free) at 800-868-5946, or at 310-817-6911.

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