When a person struggles with severe obesity without success, they might qualify for weight loss surgery. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help people who suffer from obesity lose weight and keep it off. Qualifying patients have a body mass index, or BMI, of 40 or more, or 35 or more with comorbid conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. These people can very often see incredible results through Lap Band procedures or sleeve gastrectomy at Los Angeles -based Dr. Feiz & Associates.
Dr. Feiz specializes in a number of procedures, including sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band, a type of weight loss surgery for the relatively few individuals who do not see the full benefits of Lap Band surgery. Although many patients experience extremely positive results after having a Lap Band implanted, some patients do not experience as much weight loss as they need to achieve a healthy weight. In some instances, these individuals suffer complications because the band moves lower on the stomach from being too loose. In other situations, the band is too tight and that may cause acid reflux and discomfort. Dr. Feiz has often helped these individuals with revision surgery. This procedure removes the Lap Band, then takes away part of the patient’s stomach to create the gastric sleeve, an extremely reliable procedure.
Dr. Feiz’s skills help patients get back on their feet faster after their surgery, so they can begin their weight loss journey. Whether a person has questions about Lap Band procedures, or needs a band to sleeve revision procedure, Dr. Feiz and his incredible team have the skills and experience to ensure their patients’ weight loss success.