Your Bariatric Surgery Should Be Tailored to You
Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS is truly an expert in weight loss surgery. His memberships in the American Society for Bariatric Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons mean that he stays well ahead of the curve when it comes to new weight loss surgery options. With his residency in surgery at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and additional training in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Cedars Sinai, he honed his expertise in weight loss surgery in Los Angeles. His patients frequently cite how compassionate and informed he is on the subject of bariatric surgery and the many testimonials listed on his cite speak to this. While he is an expert in many types of surgeries, there are three bariatric procedures in which he excels:
Here, a band is placed around the upper stomach in order to limit the amount of food going into the stomach. Dr. Feiz, well-known for his adeptness at the lap band procedure, places the band through minimally invasive incisions. The band is removable and also adjustable and many opt for the lap band because the stomach remains fully intact.
With a gastric sleeve, a large portion of the stomach is removed. The remaining "sleeve" is about 25% of the stomach's original size, both making the patient feel fuller faster and reducing the amount of food he or she can ingest at a time.
Lap Gastric Bypass
A gastric bypass permanently alters the shape of the digestive tract. The stomach is shrunk down into the size of a large egg and the long intestine is shortened, changing the way your body absorbs calories.
Each procedure has its pro and cons. If you're considering bariatric surgery, the type you choose should be perfectly tailored to your needs. Dr. Feiz can discuss your options with you during a free consultation. Call 310-817-6911 to schedule one or go to his site's contact us section for other options.