If you are one of the many people in the U.S. who suffers from severe obesity, you have likely tried to lose weight, but have been unable to keep the weight off. Perhaps you even experienced rebound weight gain, which can put you at a higher risk of developing comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart disease, or osteoarthritis. These conditions reduce your ability to enjoy your life. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates specifically to help people who are severely obese to lose weight through bariatric surgery. He is a leading expert in weight loss surgeries on the West Coast, including gastric sleeve, Lap Band, and even Lap Band revision surgery.
Dr. Feiz has many years of training and experience with a variety of weight loss surgeries, including gastric sleeve after Lap Band. He is one of the few bariatric surgeons in the country who can perform this procedure, but he knows that it is important to patients to continue losing weight, which is why he focused on this technique. This procedure helps people who, for any reason, do not experience weight loss success with the Lap Band. Although this is rare, sometimes, the band can slip, or a surgeon installs it improperly. Sometimes, it simply fails to provide adequate weight loss. Dr. Feiz can correct these problems by removing the band, then performing the gastric sleeve procedure to remove part of the stomach. This helps patients continue to lose weight and get healthy.
Whether you need a revision procedure, or you simply have questions about the benefits of gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band, Dr. Feiz will gladly answer these during your very first appointment.