Lap Band Revision Surgery for Better Health
Over 68 percent of American adults are overweight, obese, or severely obese. One in 20 American adults are severely obese. If you are one of these adults, you know that you need to lose weight to have the healthiest and happiest life you can. You may have struggled with a diet and exercise routine, and found that it does not help you shed the pounds you need or to maintain a weight loss. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help people just like you reach their healthy goal weight, stay at that weight, and avoid the comorbid diseases that accompany obesity. Dr. Feiz and his team can help their patients understand the benefits of procedures like the sleeve vs. Lap Band procedures, and can even help with revision surgery.
“Revision surgery” refers specifically to Lap Band revision surgery. This procedure can play an important part in helping people continue their weight loss journey if their band fails to produce the needed results. Dr. Feiz is one of the few bariatric surgeons who is highly experienced in performing this procedure for qualifying patients. He first removes the Lap Band, then performs a sleeve gastrectomy to permanently reduce the size of the stomach. Like the Lap Band, the smaller stomach area helps the person feel full after smaller meals. Unlike the band, however, sleeve gastrectomy removes the area that produces ghrelin, which is a hormone that can cause hunger pangs, and food cravings.
Without an excess of ghrelin, Dr. Feiz reports that his patients feel more satisfied after healthy meals. If you think you might need a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band removal, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.