Band to Sleeve Revision for Weight Loss Success
If you have a body mass index of 40 or greater or 35 or greater with related health problems, you know you need to lose weight. It isn’t about looking good – though you will look better if you lose weight – but about avoiding a great number of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and even depression and some types of cancer. You may have tried diet and exercise alone, but this hasn’t helped you lose enough weight, or keep it off long-term. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is here to help. He founded Dr. Feiz & Associates so that he could gather a team of experts to help patients just like you, using bariatric procedures like sleeve gastrectomy in Los Angeles. Dr. Feiz is one of the most well regarded bariatric surgeons on the West Coast, but his team helps ensure you get high quality care before and after your surgery, too.
Dr. Feiz is also one of the weight loss surgeons who is most qualified to perform a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This procedure helps patients who may not have experienced weight loss success with the Lap Band device. When he talks with you during your first appointment, Dr. Feiz will get information to assess how the Lap Band did not work. He will also determine if you qualify for the sleeve gastrectomy. After removing the Lap Band, a sleeve gastrectomy removes about 75 percent of the stomach, to create a permanently smaller pouch.
Whether you need a band to sleeve revisiondue to side effects, or you just want to determine if you qualify for a sleeve gastrectomy because you’re disappointed with your results so far, Dr. Feiz & Associates are here for you. Contact us today to set up your first appointment.