Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., has years of experience in the bariatric surgery field. He and his talented team at Dr. Feiz and Associates know that some severely obese patients need help losing weight to regain their health. For too many people, losing weight is not about looking good, but about good health, and even survival.
Obese patients often suffer comorbid diseases, i.e., diseases caused by being seriously overweight. These diseases include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and joint pain, breathing problems, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease and gall stones, and even some cancers. Mental health can also be affected by being overweight or obese – not just because of society’s pressures, but because inability to enjoy exercise or daily activities can reduce a patient’s overall quality of life.
If your doctor has diagnosed you as obese, their first step will be to prescribe a strict diet and exercise routine. However, many patients have difficulty losing weight even when they stick to this prescription. When a patient has a BMI over 40, or comorbid diseases with a BMI of 35, then their doctor may prescribe bariatric surgery – either a Lap Band, which can be reversed, or gastric sleeve surgery. Dr. Feiz will be glad to discuss Lap Band vs. sleeve procedures.
Dr. Feiz and his team care deeply about the health and safety of all their patients. They have extensive training and experience with laparoscopic surgical techniques, allowing them to perform less invasive procedures. With smaller incisions, patients heal faster and have much less scarring. If you undergo a weight loss procedure with Dr. Feiz, whether an initial procedure or a Lap Band revision surgery, you can begin to enjoy your new, healthier life sooner.
Please contact Dr. Feiz and Associates with questions about the Lap Band procedure, gastric sleeve surgery, or band to sleeve conversion procedures. The skilled doctors at Dr. Feiz and Associates want to help you make the best choice for your weight loss.