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Sleeve Gastrectomy Los Angeles Patients Need

For some people, being overweight means simple changes in their diet or exercise routine to shed the extra pounds. For others, however, getting healthy is a much harder struggle. Many people who are medically defined as severely obese have a tough time losing weight and keeping it off. Too often, these individuals experience rebound weight gain when they do lose weight, which can actually worsen the chances of comorbid diseases developing. These include diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and even depression. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., specializes in weight loss surgery, and founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help people just like you who need to lose weight and keep it off. As one of the West Coast’s leading specialists, Dr. Feiz and his team offer Lap Band and the sleeve gastrectomy Los Angeles patients need.

Not only does Dr. Feiz specialize in bariatric surgery, but he is also one of the few weight loss specialists who can perform sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This procedure helps patients who have experienced difficulty with their Lap Bands. Although it is rare, sometimes the Lap Band is not installed correctly by less experienced doctors. A band that is too loose or too tight can lead to less weight loss success, acid reflux, and abdominal pain. In other cases, the band may simply not result in a large enough weight loss. Through the revision procedure, Dr. Feiz will remove the Lap Band, then perform a sleeve gastrectomy. This creates a smaller stomach “pocket” so the patient can continue to lose weight safely and successfully.

If you need a band to sleeve revision, or just have questions about your weight loss surgery options, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.