Three Popular Bariatric Procedures Performed by Dr. Michael Feiz
Michael Feiz, MD, FACS is a leading expert in the bariatric surgery field and brings his knowledge to Los Angeles residents and those who believe that a weight loss procedure is their best shot for a better and healthier life and who have tried diet and exercise plans to no avail. He offers free consultations all around the metropolitan area, including Beverly Hills, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Huntington Beach, and many more. In these sessions, Dr. Feiz explains the different types of weight loss procedures, discusses your medical suitability for bariatric surgery, and will answer questions about cost, recovery, and the physical changes that happen after such an operation. Briefly, however, here are three of the popular procedures he performs:
Also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure removes about 75% of the stomach, leaving it in a banana-like shape (called the sleeve). In addition to making a patient feel fuller at a faster rate and reducing their capacity for food, there is recent evidence that this procedure reduces the hormone that causes hunger in the first place.
This procedure is probably the most well-known of the operations. Gastric bypass reroutes the digestive system so that it treats foods differently, especially those high in sugar and fat.
Adjustable Gastric Banding
Dr. Feiz is capable of both the lap band and the Realize band procedures, both of which restrict the amount of food that can go into the stomach without permanently altering the stomach's shape. The gastric band wraps around the top of the stomach and is adjustable and removable, which is a huge draw for many.
A consultation with Dr. Feiz can help showcase which of the procedures may be most attractive for you. Call 310-817-6911 to schedule one today.