Help with Gastric Sleeve After Lap Band
If you are one of many adults in the United States with a body mass index of 40 or greater, or 35 with related comorbid health problems, you may qualify for weight loss surgery. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to provide the best in bariatric procedures, including gastric sleeve after Lap Band. Dr. Feiz is one of the leading experts in weight loss surgery on the West Coast, so he can answer your questions, and determine if you qualify for a procedure.
In fact, Dr. Feiz is one of the few bariatric experts to specialize in Lap Band revision surgery. This procedure is needed because some patients who have the Lap Band for weight loss find that they do not lose as much weight as they need to, or cannot reach their goal weight. They may also be dealing with complications in some instances. A revision procedure removes the Lap Band and, in qualifying patients, Dr. Feiz can then perform the gastric sleeve procedure. Sleeve gastrectomy removes roughly 75 to 85 percent of the stomach, creating a smaller pouch or “sleeve.” With a smaller stomach, patients feel full faster, and are more satisfied after small meals.
Dr. Feiz and his friendly and compassionate team will gladly answer your questions about gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band. Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today to set up your first appointment. The first step in a successful weight loss journey is only as far away as your phone or the electronic device you’re reading this on.