In surgery, the difference between success and failure can often be matter of millimeters. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is one of the finest board certified bariatric surgeons working anywhere, and his level of consistent success has brought him national media attention. Dr. Feiz's level of skill means that he is more than up to performing the most demanding procedures, including those meant to correct prior operations performed by other surgeons, including lap band revision surgery.
Fortunately for patients, Dr. Feiz has achieved consistently outstanding results with regards to gastric sleeve after lap band procedures. While this operation can be challenging, Dr. Feiz understands every aspect of it and has produced consistently outstanding results on behalf of his patients.
While there are many pluses and minuses for first-time bariatric patients in making a decision regarding lap band vs. gastric sleeve operations, Dr. Feiz has been at the forefront of pointing out an important difference that makes the sleeve procedure ideal for revision surgery. While both the lap band and the sleeve work largely by severely reducing the capacity of the stomach to hold food, the sleeve also fights obesity in a second way. It removes a portion of the stomach primarily responsible for a hormone associated with appetite known as ghrelin. Thus, gastric sleeve procedure reduces the body's tendency to produce nagging hunger pangs that are not associated with an actual need for food.
Any bariatric procedure requires an extremely knowledgeable and talented physician to ensure that patients stay on the right side of the line between success and failure. As one of the nation's most respected physicians, Dr. Feiz is perhaps the best choice for a weight loss surgery in Southern California.