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Expert Sleeve Gastrectomy Los Angeles Recommends

For some people, shedding a few pounds through diet and exercise gets them back to a healthy weight range. However, if you are one of thousands of American adults who can be medically classified as severely obese, and is beginning to develop comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, and breathing problems, you need to do your best to lose weight and keep it off. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a leading weight loss surgeon on the West Coast. He and his team offer expert help with sleeve gastrectomy Los Angeles patients demand.

As a highly trained and experienced weight loss surgeon, Dr. Feiz is one of the finest doctors there is for performing sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. Some patients who have chosen the Lap Band do not experience the weight loss success they need. Their band may have been installed too tight, or too loose. The band may also shift or degrade over time. However, Dr. Feiz can help qualifying patients by removing their band, then performing a sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure removes about 75 percent of the stomach, making a permanently smaller sleeve to keep you full after smaller meals. In addition, it provides some very significant benefits in terms of reducing the body’s production of ghrelin, an important hunger hormone. There also appear to be significant metabolic pluses as well.

If you need a band to sleeve revision, or you want to find out if you qualify for an initial sleeve gastrectomy, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today. He and his team are here to help. 

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