A gastric Band is a special inflatable band which is placed around the top portion of the patient’s stomach, creating a small pouch that limits or reduces the amount of food which you are able to eat at any one time.
With research mounting showing the potential of gastric band surgery to help sustain dramatic weight loss and, very often, the remission of type 2 diabetes, obese Americans are considering the procedure more than ever before. However, Dr. Michael Feiz realizes that the lap band is just a tool, not a complete solution, for weight loss.
It is believed that success depends on a strong relationship with the operating physician, as seen in this weight loss surgery testimonial. From pre-surgical planning and assistance during recovery to the unfortunate yet sometimes necessary lap band conversion to sleeve gastrectomy procedure, a strong doctor-patient relationship is critical.