Sleeve vs. Lap Band Concerns Answered
For the average American adult who may be 10 or 20 pounds overweight, losing weight is a relatively simple matter of eating less, and exercising more. For people who are considered severely obese, however, these changes can lead to a little weight loss, but it might not be enough. Reaching a truly healthy weight means slowing or reversing comorbid diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea, which can severely limit your quality and quantity of life. You want to reach a healthy weight, and Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., has gathered a great team to help. He founded Dr. Feiz & Associates so that he and other leading healthcare professionals could help patients just like you lose weight with procedures like Lap Band revision surgery.
Dr. Feiz is one of the best specialists in the country who can perform a gastric sleeve after Lap Bandfor qualifying patients. Very many people who chose the Lap Band lose enough weight to become healthy again. Some, however, experience problems with the band. The device could have been installed too tight, or could loosen and shift over time. This can cause discomfort, acid reflux, and abdominal pain. Also, in some case, the band simply fails to produce the needed outcome. Dr. Feiz can remove the band, then perform a sleeve gastrectomy, which permanently reduces the size of the stomach while producing important hormonal and metabolic references that can make all the difference.
Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates to ask questions about gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band, and set up your appointment.