Lap Band Revision Surgery Revives Weight Loss
Thousands of American adults struggle with severe obesity. This means they have a body mass index of 40 or greater, or 35 or greater and are dealing with comorbid health problems. These conditions are chronic, and can cut up decades off a person’s life span. In addition, when struggling with sickness from diabetes, heart disease, or joint pain, it can be very difficult to enjoy life. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a leading expert in weight loss surgery, and he founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to gather a knowledgeable and compassionate team of experts to help his patients. Together, Dr. Feiz & Associates provide high quality care before, during, and after procedures like Lap Band revision surgery, so patients experience successful and permanent weight loss.
Dr. Feiz is not only a highly-regarded bariatric surgeon, he is one of the few weight loss specialists qualified to perform a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This procedure, for qualified patients, involves removing the Lap Band device, then performing a sleeve gastrectomy to permanently reduce the size of the stomach. Like the Lap Band, this allows the person to feel physically full after a smaller meal. Unlike the Lap Band, sleeve gastrectomy removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the “hungry hormone.” Untamed, ghrelin can cause serious hunger pangs or food cravings that prevent weight loss, and the Lap Band device does not stop this.
As a weight loss expert, Dr. Feiz often recommends sleeve gastrectomy to his patients, because it offers the most likely successful weight loss path for most people. If you have questions about the sleeve vs. Lap Band procedures, or want to know if you qualify for a bariatric surgery, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.