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Weight Loss Surgery: If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Weight Loss Surgery: If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Although it may seem like our society doesn’t permit it, life is full of opportunities for second chances, and weight loss surgery works the same way. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., nationally renowned and a master of lap band revision surgery, a procedure that involves removing, and sometimes replacing, the lap band. It may also involve converting the band to sleeve.

The good news for people whose first attempt at weight loss surgery was a disappointment in terms of results or resulted in complications is that the prognosis for gastric sleeve after lap band is outstanding. Dr. Feiz routinely performs these operations and finds that in cases when the lap band surgery doesn’t help the patient lose sufficient weight, gastric sleeve is, frequently very effective.

Indeed, one point for patients to consider as they weigh the relative pros and cons of lap band vs. gastric sleeve is gastric sleeve produces results in more ways than the lap band, which is merely restrictive, in that it makes the stomach smaller with a band. Sleeve gastrectomy, as it is also called, removes alarge part of the stomach, including the area which sends hunger cues to the brain. These cues are sent by a hormone called Ghrelin, which makes us hungry. In obese persons, this hunger often runs rampant throughout the day. Ghrelin production even can appear to increase in obese people as they lose weight, which makes them feel physically hungry, even if they know they’re consumed more than enough food.

Contact Dr. Feiz today for further information about free informational weight loss seminars in Los Angeles.

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