If you’re thinking of an experienced, trustworthy, board-certified weight loss surgeon in the Southern California area, there’s a good chance you’re thinking of Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Feiz has had decades of experience in his field, and has made it his mission to provide top-tier weight loss surgery to as many patients as possible. Dr. Feiz, and his entire team at Dr. Feiz & Associates, knows that weight loss surgery can change a person’s life in a significant way.
Amongst the operations available from Dr. Feiz are the Lap Band surgery, and the sleeve gastrectomy. For those who are unfamiliar with the two procedures, Dr. Feiz will help to educate all his patients on the choice between the Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy, and will make sure that they receive the best possible option for their unique needs. Lap Band revision surgery is also a specialty of Dr. Feiz’s, and is ideal for those who have had a lap band surgery, but who may be experiencing disappointing results or minor complications. While this does entail a second surgery, it can help to greatly reduce a patient’s discomfort, as well as gain new levels of weight loss, and as a result, overall health.
Una band to sleeve conversion works by removing a large portion of the stomach. This results in a smaller stomach and, just as important, a significant drop in the body’s production of ghrelin – a hormone that can induce strong feelings of appetite even after patients have eaten more than enough food. These procedures have been shown to produce consistently good results in terms of giving patients a second chance and, very possibly, a new lease on life.