Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS has been performing gastric sleeve surgery for many years, with tremendous success. Recent advancements in surgical technology have paved the way for an even less invasive procedure than laparoscopic surgery. The so-called STARR Treatment allows a surgeon to perform gastric sleeve surgery with ONLY A SINGLE INCISION. Imagine the dramatic weight loss results people have come to expect from this sophisticated surgery, but with a faster recovery marked by less discomfort and less scarring. Indeed, when Dr. Feiz performs this procedure, the patient is left with one scar no larger than diameter than a freckle or a grain of rice.
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, has also been shown to have a significant impact on certain co-morbidities (obesity-related health conditions). Specifically, two recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine came to the conclusion that gastric sleeve surgery can actually be more beneficial for Type 2 diabetes than other traditional treatment options. These conclusions support observations that Dr. Feiz has made about his own patients, many of whom were able to completely get off their diabetes medication within a year of their operation.
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for this procedure. However, if you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 or higher, and have certain co-morbidities, this may very well be a viable option for you. Take a look at Dr. Feiz’s gastric sleeve before and after gallery, and don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information. We encourage you to schedule a FREE initial consultation about the gastric sleeve with our team, and let us help you determine the best course of action for you.