Sleeve Gastrectomy After Lap Band Can Help
If you are severely obese, you may suffer from comorbid diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or osteoarthritis. When these comorbid diseases are left untreated, they can get worse over time – not only will they make your life less enjoyable, but your life span can be reduced. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help patients like you. He is one of the leading weight loss surgeons in the U.S., and he can help you find the right procedure so you will lose the weight to get healthy again. Whether you need a band to sleeve revision or want a Lap Band, Dr. Feiz will work with you to find the best solution for your body.
Dr. Feiz works with each patient individually, because he knows that not all patients need the same bariatric procedure. Some patients benefit greatly from the Lap Band, for example, but some patients do not get the weight loss results they need. This is often due to the “hunger hormone,” ghrelin, which signals the brain to continue eating. People who have too much ghrelin often respond better to the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, which removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin. Dr. Feiz even specializes in performing sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band, specifically to help these patients.
If you have any questions about Lap Band or sleeve gastrectomy in Los Angeles, Dr. Feiz is the best option for you. Contact his great team at Dr. Feiz & Associates today for your first appointment.