Lap Band Revision Surgery Specialists
If you are one of the many American adults struggling with severe obesity, you are not alone. However, you need to lose weight in order to prevent or overcome comorbid diseases like diabetes or heart disease. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients like you lose weight and keep it off. As a leading weight loss surgeon on the West Coast, Dr. Feiz specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including Lap Band revision surgery.
Dr. Feiz is one of the few weight loss surgeons in the country to specialize in gastric sleeve after Lap Band. This procedure helps patients continue to lose weight when the Lap Band isn’t effective for them. Dr. Feiz first removes the Lap Band, then he removes roughly 75 percent of the patient’s stomach to create the smaller sleeve. Revision procedures are especially helpful for patients who struggle with the “hungry hormone,” ghrelin, which signals the brain that the stomach is still hungry. Gastric sleeve procedures remove the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, so the person not only fills up after smaller meals, but finds these meals emotionally satisfying, too.
Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today to set up your first appointment. Dr. Feiz will answer any questions you have about gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band, or help you schedule a revision procedure. He can also discuss other weight loss procedures, because every patient is unique. Dr. Feiz knows that educated patients make the best decisions for themselves, so he will work with you to make sure you know details that help you choose the best weight loss procedure.