Discover Your Healthy New Life with Dr. Feiz
For severely obese people, the decision to undergo weight loss surgery can be emotionally fraught. While it might feel like a drastic move, obese and severely obese people often suffer serious comorbidities that not only limit their ability to enjoy life, but take years off their life. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Dr. Feiz & Associates in Los Angeles to help obese and severely obese patients meet their weight loss goals, regain their health, and enjoy their lives again. His team discusses the benefits of Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy among other bariatric procedures, and can also help patients who need their Lap Bands removed and, hopefully replaced with another procedure.
Dr. Feiz often recommends either the Lap Band or gastric sleeve procedures to his patients. Not only are these surgeries popular, they are both minimally invasive, using laparoscopic technology to create three extremely small incisions rather than a large incision. This means there is much less scarring, and patients get back on their feet faster so they can focus on their new, improved lives. In some cases, patients may choose a Lap Band surgery because it does not actually change the configuration of the gastrointestinal tract, but then find that they are not losing weight as quickly as they need to. In some very rare cases, patients may also suffer difficult side effects that become larger chronic problems, which can mean the Lap Band should be removed. Dr. Feiz also performs Lap Band revision surgery for numerous patients so they can move forward with confidence and still lose their weight thanks to a new procedure such as a gastric sleeve.
Whether you need band to sleeve revision or are simply trying to decide if bariatric surgery is your best option, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.