Reach a Healthy Weight the Right Way
Although many people in the United States believe that they need to lose weight, for people struggling with obesity or severe obesity, losing weight isn’t about looking good – it’s about staying alive and maintaining a decent quality of life. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S at Dr. Feiz & Associates knows that maintaining a healthy weight is the only way to overcome comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and even some types of cancer, to make sure you can enjoy a healthy, long life. He and his caring team specialize in a variety of bariatric surgery procedures, like the band to sleeve revision procedure, to help their patients reach a healthy weight and stay there for good.
Dr. Feiz knows how important it is for his patients to know what the benefits are of the Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy surgeries, the two procedures most commonly selected by patients. It’s no small decision because each body is different, so not everyone responds to the same procedures in the same way. The Lap Band procedure works great for some people, because it reduces the size of the stomach while being both adjustable and reversible, but other people lean towards the gastric sleeve because of its likely effect on ghrelin, aka the “hungry hormone.” The stomach produces ghrelin when it is empty, but this hormone can also cause stress to people who are trying to lose weight. Gastric sleeve surgery removes the part of the stomach that produces this hormone, so patients not only feel physically full after a smaller meal, but more emotionally sated, too.
Whether you need Lap Band revision surgery, or just have questions about the best bariatric procedure for you, Dr. Feiz & Associates can help you.