Over two-thirds of the US is considered overweight, which contributes to health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and joint pain for countless individuals. For some people, extra pounds can easily be shed with a little exercise – however, for people who have a BMI over 40, weight loss is never that simple. Indeed, short term weight loss can often lead to rebound weight gain, which increases the risk of comorbid disease. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help these patients lose weight to get healthy again. He is widely acknowledged as one of the best weight loss surgeons on the West Coast, specializing in Lap Band and sleeve gastrectomy in Los Angeles.
Many patients choose either the Lap Band or gastric sleeve procedures, since these are the least invasive, which helps patients heal faster. Although Dr. Feiz works closely with his patients to help them find the bariatric surgery that will work best for them, not all weight loss surgeons work like this. In some cases, patients get a Lap Band on their doctor’s recommendation, but the Band can be inserted improperly. To help these patients, Dr. Feiz specializes in sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This procedure removes the Band, then part of the stomach to create the sleeve. After this procedure, patients can continue to lose weight and feel great.
If you need a band to sleeve revision, Dr. Feiz is the leading specialist on the West Coast. He and his knowledgeable team know that each patient is unique, which is how they approach treatment before and after the surgery. Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.