Questions about Sleeve vs. Lap Band Answered
One-third of American adults are obese, and one in 20 are severely obese. This is defined as having a body mass index of 40 or more, which can severely impact your body, and lead to comorbid conditions like diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, joint pain, depression, reproductive problems, and even some forms of cancer. Being severely obese limits your quality of life, but reaching a healthy weight is never easy. That’s why Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates. He is a leading expert in weight loss surgery on the West Coast, and he has gathered a team of kind experts so he can provide the best quality care possible for his patients. He and his team will answer questions about bariatric procedures like gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band, and which of these will work best for you.
In fact, Dr. Feiz can help people who do not experience the weight loss they need with the Lap Band. The band may be installed too tight, or it could move or loosen over time. Pain, nausea, weight gain, chronic acid reflux, and other side effects are among the issues that can develop. Also, at times, the band simply fails to produce the weight loss patients are hoping for. If you qualify for a revision procedure, however, Dr. Feiz can remove your band, then perform a gastric sleeve after Lap Band. This removes up to 75 to 85 percent of the stomach in a permanent procedure that typically provides outstanding results.
To see if you qualify for Lap Band revision surgery, or ask questions about gastric sleeve options, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.