Keep the Weight Off with Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss is difficult for many people who are only a few pounds overweight; for those suffering from severe obesity, losing weight can seem impossible. Many obese people have tried everything to lose weight, but simply can’t keep the weight off. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help obese and severely obese patients in Los Angeles with bariatric surgery options, including Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve, so they can get their health back.
Many of Dr. Feiz’s patients choose the Lap Band procedure after their initial consultation. This procedure is one of the most popular types of weight loss surgery today, because it is minimally invasive, does not change the arrangement of the digestive system, and is adjustable over time. Most of these patients find incredible weight loss success through this procedure. However, there are some rare cases in which the Lap Band does not function as intended, or does not provide the weight loss the patient needs. Whether because an unskilled surgeon implanted the band, or the patient needs help fighting the hunger hormone, ghrelin, Dr. Feiz can solve the problem through a procedure called sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This process removes the Lap Band, and creates a permanently smaller stomach pouch with the gastric sleeve procedure. Without the ghrelin-producing part of the stomach, painful hunger pangs and intense food cravings are reduced, which helps the patient focus on a healthy diet and smaller meals in the long term.
For more information on band to sleeve revision, or for questions regarding other types of bariatric surgery, Dr. Feiz offers a free seminar at his office. You can also contact our incredible team to set up your first appointment.