Lap Band to Sleeve Gastrectomy Improves Quality of Life
Obesity can pose severe issues to a person’s self-confidence. However, that’s only one of many issues caused by obesity that can diminish one’s quality of life. Diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, arthritis, endocrine disorders and other health maladies have been found to shorten one’s life by as much as 20 years. That’s what makes the work of Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. so remarkable.
As the lead surgeon as the Dr. Feiz and Associates, the acclaimed medical expert knows firsthand the differences between Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve surgery and other bariatric treatments –as well which surgery is the right fit for each individual. As an active member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Feiz provides an unparalleled level of expertise that leads to safe, sustainable and rapid weight loss for his patients. However, when bariatric treatments are performed by a lesser surgeon, the results are not always so positive.
Due to unforeseen complications or unsatisfying results, some patients find themselves seeking out revision bariatric surgery from Dr. Feiz. Among these revision options is sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. In this procedure – also known as Lap Band to sleeve revision surgery, Dr. Feiz will remove the Lap Band that had been problematic for his patient, and then proceed to perform a sleeve gastrectomy.
Since Lap Band revision involves undoing a previous procedure, it should come as no surprise that it requires exceptional skill and meticulous precision. Thanks to the renowned abilities of Dr. Feiz, though, patients can enjoy the renewed health that comes from successful weight loss surgery.