When most people think of weight loss, they imagine losing 5 or 10 pounds to fit into a smaller size. For many obese and severely obese people, however, losing weight is a constant battle for their lives. Comorbidities like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea can dramatically shorten an obese patient’s life, while other comorbidities like back pain, shortness of breath, and arthritis can make enjoying life almost impossible. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Dr. Feiz & Associates in Los Angeles to help those suffering from obesity with a multidisciplinary approach that includes nutrition, counseling, and weight loss surgery like the band to sleeve revision procedure.
Many patients initially choose the Lap Band procedure, which offers overwhelming weight loss success without an invasive surgery. However, there are rare cases in which the Lap Band procedure fails to produce the weight loss results that the patient needs. Dr. Feiz is one of the leading surgeons in the field of sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. He understands that Lap Band patients expect to only have one surgery, and can feel deeply discouraged that they must undergo another procedure. Dr. Feiz and his team care deeply about their patients’ emotional health, so while they offer the band to sleeve revision, they also offer their support for months after the procedure is performed. Dr. Feiz routinely calls his patients to make sure they are healing well and are happy with the outcome. His team also offers nutritional counseling and help with weight loss questions so that pre- and post-surgery, their patients will see the best possible results.
Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today with questions about Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve procedures, or if you need a band to sleeve revision.