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Sleeve vs. Lap Band Answers from an Expert

If you have a body mass index of 40 or more, you are probably tired of struggling to stay healthy and lose weight. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers a real, healthy solution to help patients just like you finally reach a healthy weight and actually stay there. He knows that fad diets and strange or unsustainable exercise routines won’t help – however, weight loss surgery, along with practical changes to eat healthy food and get a reasonable amount of exercise, will help you. Dr. Feiz founded his practice, Dr. Feiz & Associates, because he is one of the leading weight loss surgeons on the West Coast. With the help of his knowledgeable team, he provides expert weight loss procedures like Lap Band revision surgery, and fantastic before and after care, too.

In some cases, people who have the Lap Band do not experience the weight loss they need to get healthy. Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today to see if you qualify for a gastric sleeve after Lap Band. This procedure removes the Lap Band, and then takes away approximately 75 to 85 percent of your stomach, creating a small, permanent sleeve-like pouch. Your stomach will still absorb nutrients and digest food, but you will feel more satisfied after small meals. This is because, among many other impacts, the gastric sleeve procedure removes the part of the stomach which produces ghrelin, or the “hungry hormone.” This hormone is believed to be largely responsible for intense hunger pangs and food craving – feelings that very often sabotage our most earnest efforts at weight loss.

Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today to set up your first appointment, and get your questions about gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band answered today.