Healthy Weight is in Reach with Dr. Feiz
For people who struggle with being severely obese, losing weight is about saving their lives. However, many people who are obese have had little or no success losing weight with the help of diet and exercise alone. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S of Dr. Feiz & Associates is here to help people with severe obesity, meaning they have a body mass index of 40 or greater, or related health problems with a BMI of 35 or greater. He and his skilled team offer weight loss surgery like gastric sleeve, Lap Band, and even band to sleeve revision procedures, that will help you reach a healthy weight.
Dr. Feiz knows that bariatric surgery may at first seem intimidating to many of his patients, and they may be afraid because they do not understand what these procedures entail. The good news is that weight loss surgeries have existed for decades, and are very effective at helping people who are severely obese reach a healthy BMI, and reduce the impact of comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Feiz and his compassionate team work with each patient individually to help them understand which weight loss procedure might work best for them, discussing such matters as the benefits of Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy, the two most commonly chosen procedures.
Dr. Feiz also has years of experience working with patients who need Lap Band revision surgery. Although most peoples will not need this kind of procedure, some patients do not achieve the benefits of the Lap Band procedure, for a variety of reasons. Dr. Feiz is one of the few bariatric surgeons in the U.S. who can remove the Lap Band and perform a sleeve gastrectomy, so these patients can continue their journey to their goal weight.