Weight Loss and GERD
For those who are severely obese, and considering their options concerning the Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve operation, Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS should be their first choice in Southern California. Dr. Feiz is one of the most trusted and experienced surgeons in the industry, and he’s made it his goal to help as many severely overweight people as possible to diminish or totally eliminate their weight-related health issues. And, when it comes to weight-related health issues, GERD is one of the most common problems. For those who don’t know, GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, can become a major annoyance due to the pain associated with acid reflux, more commonly known as heart burn. Not only does this syndrome lead to lots of discomfort, it can also permanently damage one’s esophagus and d increase the likelihood of several more serious illnesses.
If you’ve had a Lap Band operation partially in order to help with your GERD, but haven’t experienced the results you wanted, you may want to consider the band to sleeve revision surgery. A band to sleeve revision works by removing your original Lap Band, and instead removing a large piece of your stomach. This usually leads to a diminished appetite, not only because of the smaller capacity of the stomach, but due to certain hormonal benefits.
A sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band operation, in many cases, can have a more profound effect on weight loss and thereby eliminating GERD than the Lap Band. Although, ultimately, regardless of which weight loss procedure you’re considering, if you want to improve your health, you should contact Dr. Michael Feiz. He and his team are highly experienced, and they’ve made it their mission to treat every patient with care and respect while achieving outstanding results.