I have been struggling with my weight since I was in high school. I have tried most of the popular diet programs out there and have lost weight, but always gained it back with a few extra pounds. I have been over 300LBS since 1997 and have completely lost control over my weight. When I first met with Dr. Feiz late January 2007 I weighed in at 365LBS. I am 33 years old and have a 4 year old son and a 20 month old daughter.
I have been married to my beautiful wife for almost ten years and I felt like a ticking time bomb. I haven't developed any medical conditions yet, but diabetes and heart disease both run in my family. I was afraid that I wouldn't see my kids grow up, and would not grow old with wife. It was time to take extreme action.
Dr. Feiz was great to talk to and very understanding. He explained the Lap Band procedure in details and unlike other physicians I spoke with in the past, he presented me with a clear and aggressive game plan. He made several promises that day: he said he will deal with my insurance quickly, schedule a date for surgery ASAP and that the process will be swift if I followed his lead. He followed through on all his promises and exceeded all my expectations.
I had the Lap Band surgery on April 18th 2007. I did loose 20LBS before surgery (per his request) and have lost another 60LBS so far with only two adjustments. I feel great physically and mentally. I sleep better, I am much more active, and I can play with my kids without getting tired or loosing my breath. More important ... I can hug my wife like I've been wanting too for the past ten years, but couldn't because my stomach was always in the way. Dr. Feiz took great care of me. I would recommend him to anyone considering weight loss surgery! He has been accessible to me since the first time I met with him. He always returns my calls promptly and goes out of his way to deliver on his promises.