Too many people in the US struggle with obesity and comorbid diseases. In fact, the condition is considered an epidemic by many medical specialists. Being obese or severely obese is not only a cause of diabetes and hypertension, but can also lead to certain types of cancer, stroke, and even depression. Being obese effects physical and mental health. However, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help people struggling with this condition. Weight loss surgery can help reduce and even eliminate comorbid diseases, as the patient reaches a healthy weight. Dr. Feiz has gathered an incredible team to support his patients before, during, and after surgery. As one of the most renowned weight loss surgeons in the country, Dr. Feiz specializes in all kinds of bariatric procedures including Lap Band, gastric sleeve, and Lap Band revision surgery.
During a patient’s initial consultation, Dr. Feiz discusses the patient’s medical history, as well as the different types of weight loss procedures his team offers. He wants his patients to make informed choices, based on what their body needs. Different procedures work for different bodies, but the two most popular types of weight loss surgery are less invasive than older procedures, and prove very successful for the majority of patients. Dr. Feiz will discuss these two procedures in particular – gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band – but he will also work with the patient to ensure their comfort and weight loss success.
Dr. Feiz also helps patients who need gastric sleeve after Lap Band to continue their weight loss success. Rarely, patients do not respond well to the Lap Band, or another surgeon places the device incorrectly so it slips, or is too tight. Dr. Feiz helps these patients with revision surgeries, and is glad to help educate patients who need to make such a decision.