Over two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight or obese. For qualifying individuals, who have a BMI of 40 or greater or 35 of more with related health problems, weight loss surgery may be a great solution to get healthy again. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S, is one of the leading bariatric surgery specialists on the West Coast. He founded Dr. Feiz & Associates so that he could help people just like you, who need weight loss surgery to shed pounds and avoid comorbid diseases like diabetes or heart disease. As a highly-trained surgery specialist, Dr. Feiz can perform a variety of bariatric procedures, from Lap Band to gastric sleeve after Lap Band.
It is important for each patient to have a clear understanding of which procedure will suit their biology the best. Dr. Feiz knows that better educated patients will become more involved in their long-term health, so he works closely with each patient individually to ensure they understand the pros and cons for them, personally, of the procedures that might work best for their bodies. Many patients experience great weight loss success with either the Lap Band, or sleeve gastrectomy. However, Dr. Feiz will clearly explain the details of gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band, and how each could benefit the patient.
Dr. Feiz also specializes in Lap Band revision surgery. Although it is rare, sometimes, the Lap Band is placed incorrectly, or it can begin to erode – or it simply may fail to produce a large enough weight loss. To help these patients, Dr. Feiz can remove the Lap Band, and for qualifying individuals, also perform a sleeve gastrectomy.