Most people in the U.S. would agree that they have struggled to lose weight, but for many with severe obesity, that struggle is often part of a larger war to stave off chronic illnesses. Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help obese patients who have tried but failed to maintain a healthy weight. For many of these patients, weight loss surgery is the answer, and Dr. Feiz is one of the most qualified surgeons to perform such procedures as sleeve gastrectomy for Los Angeles patients, and has years of experience with other weight loss surgeries, as well.
Although it is a relatively uncommon weight loss surgery, Dr. Feiz has extensive training which helps him perform sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This surgical procedure is often performed on patients who have trouble with their Lap Band, either because they do not have the right metabolism for the band to work, or, in some tougher cases, because another surgeon did not implant the band properly. If a band does not properly wrap, it can become too tight, causing pain, or it can slip, causing infection. Thanks to his years of experience as a bariatric surgeon, along with training on this technique in particular, Dr. Feiz consults with patients seeking to revise their Lap Band on their best options.
Whether a patient needs a band to sleeve revision, or seeks an initial consultation to discuss weight loss surgery options, Dr. Feiz and his caring, skilled team at Dr. Feiz & Associates can help.