The Best Guides for Your Weight Loss Journey
If you have a BMI of 40 or over, or you suffer comorbidities with a BMI over 35, you may have tried everything to lose weight and get healthy, without success. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his caring team at Dr. Feiz & Associates know that the topic of weight loss brings sorrow and anger, but as one of the most renowned bariatric surgeons in the US, he and his team can help. Whether you are curious about Lap Bands, or need a band to sleeve revision, Dr. Feiz and his team will help you get healthy again.
Dr. Feiz specializes in many types of bariatric surgery, and often discusses the particular benefits for his patients of Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve. These are the two most popular and least invasive procedures today. Lap Bands do not remove any parts of the body, and can be adjustable so that as the stomach changes over time, the Lap Band can be tightened. Sleeve gastrectomy removes a portion of the stomach, usually between 75 and 85%, but permanently removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the “hungry hormone.” This hormone sends signals to the brain that the stomach is empty, or needs fattening food, which can distress anyone trying to lose weight.
In some rare cases, patients need their Lap Band removes, and opt for sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band, so they can continue to lose weight and eat healthier meals. Dr. Feiz is one of the few bariatric surgeons in the US who can perform this surgery with few incisions. Regardless of the procedure you need, Dr. Feiz & Associates are here to guide you on your weight loss journey.