Band to Sleeve Revision Expertise
Did you know that two thirds of American adults are considered overweight or obese? If you are reading this, you are likely one of these people. If you are severely obese, then you should know that Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., specializes in weight loss surgery like Lap Band or sleeve gastrectomy in Los Angeles. He helps patients who qualify for these procedures lose weight and get healthy again.
To qualify for a bariatric procedure, you must have a BMI of at least 40, or 35 with comorbid diseases like osteoarthritis or diabetes. Dr. Feiz is one of the leading weight loss surgeons on the West Coast. During his residency, he specialized in not only bariatric techniques, but also microsurgical techniques with the latest technology. This helps him perform a variety of minimally-invasive procedures, so there is less scaring, and his patients recover faster. Procedures like Lap Band, gastric sleeve, and even band to sleeve revision benefit from Dr. Feiz’s years of special training, as well as his deep concern for each of his patients.
Although Dr. Feiz is skilled at performing all types of bariatric surgeries, he is one of the few on the West Coast who can perform a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This procedure helps patients if they have discomfort, or do not lose weight, after their Lap Band procedure. Although this is rare, Dr. Feiz knows how important it is for these individuals to continue losing weight. He can remove the Lap Band, then take out a part of the stomach to create a small “sleeve.” This helps patients safely lose weight, feel great, and enjoy their new lives.