Specializing in Sleeve Gastrectomy in Los Angeles
Many Americans qualify as obese. However, for most of these people, changes to diet and exercise are enough to get them to a healthy weight quickly and easily. For people who are severely obese – with a body mass index of 40 or greater, or 35 or greater with related serious health problems – these simple changes are not enough to keep the weight off for good. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help these patients shed excess weight and avoid comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and joint pain. As the West Coast’s leading bariatric specialist, Dr. Feiz knows that the most popular procedures are Lap Band and sleeve gastrectomy in Los Angeles and everywhere else, but there are other options which might work better in many cases.
Although the Lap Band is one of the most popular procedures today, it is not suited for everyone. Unfortunately, sometimes a person will undergo the Lap Band procedure, but not receive all the needed benefits. This can be frustrating and disheartening, but there is hope. Whether the bands has shifted, was too tight or too lose, or has eroded over time, Dr. Feiz has the expertise to help. He specializes in sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band, which removes the band, then creates a permanently smaller stomach through the gastric sleeve procedure. This helps the patient resume their weight loss journey and reach their goal weight.
Whether you need a band to sleeve revision, or simply need to talk through your weight loss surgery options, Dr. Feiz & Associates is here to help you.