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Weighing Your Weight Loss Options

Weighing Your Weight Loss Options

Believe it or not, not all the news relating to the ongoing obesity epidemic is bad. Dr. Feiz and Associates is here to tell you that severely obese people have more weight loss options available to them today than they have had at any point at human history. On the surgical front, today’s patients have the ability to weigh the benefits of lap band vs. gastric sleeve vs. older gastric bypass procedures.

While there is no one-size-fits-all prescription for bariatric surgeries – and they are not for all patients – they have been shown to have enormous benefits for in terms of all kinds of health concerns. From reversing type 2 diabetes to lowering blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks and strokes, the evidence is clear that any risks associated with weight loss surgery are far outweighed by the benefits for most severely obese patients.

There is more good news in that, if an initial procedure provides a less than ideal outcome, a leading board certified surgeon like Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is able to provide follow-up care that can transform a disappointment into a nearly ideal outcome. Lap band revision surgery is an increasingly popular option when the results of the very popular lap band surgery are not up to par.

Dr. Feiz has had great success with gastric sleeve after lap band procedures. He believes that this is because, while lap bands reduce the appetite by shrinking the available portions of the stomach, the sleeve procedure removes a portion of the stomach strongly associated with the production of hormone notorious for making obese people feel hungry even after they have consumed more than enough food.

If you are obese and feeling that you have run out of options, Dr. Feiz is here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth. Your best bet, in fact, is to attend one of his free seminars to learn if weight loss surgery is right for you.