Lap Band Revision Surgery for Good Health
If you are one of thousands of American adults who struggles with severe obesity, you know you need to lose weight to get healthy. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is one of the leading experts in bariatric surgeries, and can help patients understand the benefits of procedures such as the sleeve vs. Lap Band. Dr. Feiz founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients struggling with severe obesity get real, consistent results from their weight loss surgeries, which is why takes great care whenever recommending a procedure.
Dr. Feiz also specializes in Lap Band revision surgery so he can help patients who did not get the results they needed from their bands. For qualifying patients, this procedure involves removing the Lap Band device, then performing a sleeve gastrectomy to make a permanently smaller stomach. Like the Lap Band, a sleeve gastrectomy helps the person feel full after eating a smaller meal. Unlike the band, though, a sleeve gastrectomy also removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin. This hormone can cause serious hunger pangs shortly after eating a normal, healthy meal, and can also cause cravings for high-calorie, unhealthy foods. With less ghrelin being produced, the person also is more likely to feel satisfied after a smaller meal.
If you think you might qualify for a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band removal, or you have questions about whether you qualify for a bariatric procedure at all, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates. We can set up your first appointment with Dr. Feiz so you can get the weight loss help you need.