From Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve: Getting Back on Track to Weight Loss with Dr. Feiz
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Over the past few years, bariatric surgery has become increasingly popular. Multiple surgeries have popped up, like the famous gastric bypass, and everyone has seen the success stories on TV, or met someone who has benefitted. New innovations are coming along all the time, and it’s hard to keep up with the news, but if you’re like many patients, you chose the Lap Band in Los Angeles because of its reputation for efficacy and relative non-invasiveness. Nevertheless, you may be among a minority of patients who found that for one reason or another, the effects weren’t what you’d hoped.
Under the expert care of Dr. Michael Feiz & Associates, a rescue procedure is available to start you back on the road to successful weight loss. In the event that the Lap Band isn’t working for you, then an increasingly popular revision to the procedure, called Sleeve Gastrectomy, aka the Gastric Sleeve, may be the right option for you. Patients are moving on from the Lap Band to the sleeve, and reporting excellent results with very few of the negative aspects of the band like frequent regurgitations.
The Sleeve Gastrectomy is being seen as a next step for patients who may have been unsuccessful with the Lap Band in Beverly Hills. With the Sleeve Gastrectomy, a large portion of the stomach is removed. Only a banana-shaped “sleeve” remains, but this is enough to produce the early “fullness” feeling so sought-after by bariatric surgery patients, and weight loss follows. Since the sleeve has been shown to produce better results than expected, recently it is being refined and it is slowly becoming a primary bariatric option. The Sleeve Gastrectomy is the only weight loss surgery option that actually addresses the hormonal component of hunger and successfully reduces the desire of patients to over-eat.
Obviously it is necessary to carefully observe patients as they progress after surgery, but a person’s life is not altered as much after the sleeve as it is when they get gastric bypass, making it a very tempting alternative. Rather than remaining a “third option,” as this procedure gains momentum, some expect it to take the lead. But patients who have battled weight problems their whole lives know that each method for weight loss in Los Angeles, be it diet and exercise, or bariatric surgery, has a different effect on each person. That means the only “right” method is the one that works for the individual.
Despite never having a single mortality and maintaining a complication rate significantly lower than the national average for bariatric surgeons, Dr. Feiz wants his patients to be educated about the benefits and risks of these very different weight loss procedures. The decision to revise the Lap Band into the sleeve is one that can only be made after a consultation with a skilled surgeon like Dr. Feiz and his team.
For more information on what Dr. Feiz & Associates do, check out their website at www.drfeiz.com, and start getting informed today.
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