Lap Band Revision for Successful Weight Loss
For many people, weight loss is a struggle. However, for individuals who struggle with being obese or severely obese, reaching a healthy weight isn’t just a matter of a few pounds to look better in skinny jeans. These patients need to reach a healthy weight or they could suffer a shortened lifespan, and a low quality of life. That’s because comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and some kinds of cancer are strongly associated with severe obesity. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Dr. Feiz & Associates specifically to help these patients with weight loss surgeries like the Lap Band and gastric sleeve. He and his team work with each patient on an individual level, informing them of the benefits of gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band, along with other types of weight loss surgery so they can make the best choice for their long-term health.
Dr. Feiz is also one of the leading experts in gastric sleeve after a Lap Band, which is sometimes needed when initial procedures are less than successful. This procedure removes the Lap Band, then removes part of the stomach to create a “sleeve” that digests smaller amounts of food. Although many patients experience great benefits from the Lap Band procedure, in which a band-like device creates a small pouch that makes overeating less comfortable, this device does not always work for everyone. In some unfortunate cases, a surgeon can place the band in the wrong place, too tight around the stomach, or not tight enough. Problems can occur when this procedure is not correctly done and, in some cases, it simply fails to produce the desired results, but Dr. Feiz can correct these problems with expertly performed revision surgery.
If you are interested in your weight loss options, or you need Lap Band revision surgery, Dr. Feiz and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates are here to help.