Staying within a specific goal for your body can help you reduce or avoid joint pain, heart and lung problems, and digestive issues. Being in a healthy weight range also helps you avoid some long-term, chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, sleep apnea, and more. However, if you are severely obese you may already be developing these serious comorbid, weight-related diseases while at a relatively young age. Fortunately, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is here to help. He founded Dr. Feiz & Associates so that patients just like you can lose weight and keep it off, thanks to procedures like a sleeve gastrectomy.
Dr. Feiz is one of the West Coast’s leading experts in bariatric procedures, such as sleeve gastrectomy Los Angeles patients like you need to get healthy. You may have heard of bariatric procedures like gastric bypass and the Lap Band, but Dr. Feiz often recommends sleeve gastrectomy. There are many reasons this procedure is so popular and so effective. First, Dr. Feiz can perform a sleeve gastrectomy with just one incision, so your body can heal faster after surgery. Also, sleeve gastrectomy removes the part of the stomach that produces the hormone, ghrelin. This hormone is largely responsible for incessant hunger pangs, cravings, and, as a result, overeating in many patients. Reducing its production in the body helps the patient feel full after small meals, and also more satisfied with lighter and healthier foods. This is why patients who have received a Lap Band, but who may be experiencing disappointing results, often turn to Dr. Feiz for a band to sleeve revision.
As a leading weight loss surgeon, Dr. Feiz definitely has the skills to perform either an initial procedure or a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band in qualifying patients. Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today for your first appointment.