Sleeve Gastrectomy After Lap Band Helps Your Health
When many people say they need to lose weight, it is because bathing suit season is coming up, or they ate too much over a holiday. The have only a few pounds to lose and some relative simple changes to their diet and exercise routines are sufficient to get them back to a healthy weight, though not without a little effort! However, thousands of American adults struggle with being severely obese, a condition defined as having a body mass index of 40 or greater or 35 or greater with related health problems. If you are one of these people, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is here to help you. He founded Dr. Feiz & Associates so that he could help patients with procedures like sleeve gastrectomy in Los Angeles, and also so that he could gather a team of knowledgeable, compassionate professionals to help his patients before and after their bariatric procedures.
As one of the well-regarded bariatric surgeons on the West Coast, Dr. Feiz is also one of the finest weight loss experts qualified to perform a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This procedure was developed to help patients who may not have experienced success with their Lap Band device. The band may have moved, gotten tighter, or loosened over time, leading to acid reflux, discomfort, pain, and slowed weight loss. The whole procedure involves removing the Lap Band and, for qualifying patients, performing a sleeve gastrectomy to permanently make the stomach smaller. This helps patients just like you continue their weight loss journey, so they can successfully regain their health.
Whether you need a band to sleeve revision, or you want to know if you qualify for weight loss surgery, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates to set up your first appointment today.