Gastric Sleeve after Lap Band Revision Experts
When you have a BMI of 40 or greater or 35 or more with obesity-related health problems, you have probably struggled to lose weight and keep it off. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S, understands this struggle, and founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to create a complete team to help patients just like you. Dr. Feiz himself is one of the leading weight loss surgeons on the West Coast, and has years of training and experience working with men and women from all walks of life to help them lose weight safely and successfully. Although many patients ask about gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band, it’s not always a simple either/or proposition, because everyone’s biology is slightly different.
In fact, Dr. Feiz not only provides an initial weight loss surgery, but also Lap Band revision surgery. Although it is a rare occurrence, sometimes a surgeon installs the Lap Band device so that it is too loose or too tight. This can prevent the person from losing weight like they need to, and also lead to acid reflux, abdominal pain, and more. In other cases, a band can simply underperform for any of a variety of reasons.
For qualifying patients, Dr. Feiz can perform gastric sleeve after Lap Band. This procedure creates a permanently smaller “sleeve” by removing part of the stomach. Patients who undergo this procedure can continue losing weight, and start a healthier and happier new life.
Regardless of whether you need revision surgery, or just need to see which weight loss procedures you qualify for, Dr. Feiz & Associates is here to help you.