Lap Band Revision Surgery and More
The CDC reports that two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight or obese. For many people with relatively small amounts of weight to lose, dealing with this problem means simple lifestyle changes like a healthier diet and increased exercise. However, for people struggling with severe obesity, defined as a BMI of 40 or greater or 35 and greater with comorbidities (i.e., related health problems), this is a lot easier said than done.
The good news is that Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S, founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients benefit from weight loss surgery, the only kind of procedure proven to help severely obese patients lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Feiz is the leading specialist on the West Coast for procedures like sleeve gastrectomy or Lap Band revision surgery. He and his team of knowledgeable, compassionate associates offer incredible expertise not only for the surgery, but pre- and post-operative care as well.
Many patients visit Dr. Feiz because they want to learn more about the benefits of gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band. These are two of the most popular weight loss surgeries today, and although they have some similarities, they offer different benefits to different patients. The Lap Band is a device that constricts the stomach, so a smaller pouch fills with food and the patient feels fuller after smaller meals. However, the person can still be susceptible to ghrelin, the “hungry hormone.” This hormone signals the brain that the stomach is empty, and in many overweight or obese people, the hormone leads to intense cravings and hunger pangs, even after a complete meal. The gastric sleeve removes the part of the stomach that primarily produces ghrelin, helping qualifying patients feel fuller and more satisfied after smaller meals.
Dr. Feiz is also one of the leading specialists for gastric sleeve after Lap Band, so contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today. Whatever kind of procedure is best for you, he is here to help.