Help for Your Lap Band Revision Surgery
You have struggled your whole life to reach a healthy weight, but you just can’t seem to keep pounds off. Although this is a struggle many Americans identify with, your situation is more complicated if your body mass index is 40 or more. People who are severely obese need to reach a more healthy weight, or they face comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, and even depression. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients just like you lose weight, keep it off, and get more out of life. He is one of the West Coast’s leading weight loss surgeons, and specializes in procedures like Lap Band revision surgery.
Revision surgery helps patients continue their weight loss journey. In some cases, patients who receive the Lap Band do not experience the weight loss results they need to get healthy. Gastric sleeve after Lap Band can help you lose weight successfully. During your appointment, Dr. Feiz will determine if you qualify for this procedure. Later, he will remove the band, and perform a sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure removes most of the stomach, but leaves a small sleeve-like organ that can still digest food and absorb nutrients. People who have the gastric sleeve feel fuller after small meals, and are often more emotionally satisfied with the amount of food they eat because of some important hormonal impacts.
If you have questions about a gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band, or want to see if you qualify for weight loss surgery, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.