While Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS is a highly accomplished pioneer in such newer techniques as the lap band and the gastric sleeve, there are some patients for whom the best choice remains the procedure which is popularly known as stomach stapling. Known medically as a lap gastric bypass, this is a procedure in which part of the stomach is literally stapled shut using a microscopic camera. While the surgery is more invasive than other techniques, it is also highly effective.
With a long record of success and a zero mortality rate, Dr. Feiz is as well regarded a gastric bypass doctor as you are likely to find in Southern California. While the doctor performs many lap band and gastric sleeve procedures, when stomach stapling is called for, few practitioners in American medicine can claim his ability to produce the best possible outcomes.
As with all weight loss surgeries, stomach stapling should only be considered when all nonsurgical approaches – most definitely including a calorie restricted diet and vigorous exercise – have been exhausted. While bariatric procedures have proven effective against such killer diseases as Type 2 diabetes and cardiac disease, it is nevertheless a very serious step.
The good news is that Dr. Feiz is not only acclaimed by patients and practitioners for his medical skills, but also for his human skills in terms of compassionately providing information to patients. Armed with this knowledge, patients can then make the most intelligent decision possible about what course is best for them.