Lap Band Revision Surgery Expertise
Many patients who come to Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., have struggled for years with weight loss. Indeed, the vast majority of people who are severely obese have a difficult time losing weight, and keeping it off. Dr. Feiz started his practice, Dr. Feiz & Associates, so that he could help patients with weight loss surgeries like gastric sleeve or Lap Band. During his very first appointment with you, he will discuss the benefits of sleeve vs. Lap Band, as well as other procedures that might work for your body. Everyone is unique, and Dr. Feiz knows that one weight loss surgery will not work for everyone.
For example, many people lose a great deal of weight and get healthy again with the help of the Lap Band. However, in some rare cases, a person may not experience great weight loss success with the Lap Band. There are many reasons for this, but one that Dr. Feiz is very familiar with is caused by the “hunger hormone,” ghrelin. The stomach produces this hormone to signal to the brain that the belly is full – however, in some people, the stomach overproduces ghrelin, which causes them to feel intense hunger pangs. Lap Band devices don’t work well for these people, so Dr. Feiz can perform a gastric sleeve after Lap Band. Sleeve gastrectomy removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, helping the patient not only eat less, but feel more satisfied with small meals.
Dr. Feiz is the leading expert in weight loss surgery on the West Coast, and one of the only bariatric surgeons in the country who can perform the Lap Band revision procedure. Contact him today for help.