For morbidly obese patients seeking out surgical solutions to their difficult weight problems, the lap band is increasingly becoming a preferred choice. This less invasive alternative to the gastric bypass is actually an inflatable band that uses laparoscopic surgery to place an inflatable band around the top of the stomach, significantly reducing the stomach’s capacity and reducing the patient’s appetite.
One of Southern California’s top practitioners of minimally invasive weight loss surgery, Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS is a renowned expert on advanced laparoscopic techniques, which employ microscopic cameras to aid surgeons in the delicate work required for the placement of a lap band. While the choice of a specific type of bariatric surgery is a highly individual matter, Dr. Feiz recommends the lap band to a significant number of his patients. The band is acknowledged as one of the gentler, more readily reversible yet highly effective weight loss surgery options available. It has been shown to reduce the often life-threatening and always serious medical effects of morbid obesity.
With a zero mortality rate, Dr. Faiz has also been praised for his ability to perform procedures with an absolute minimum of scaring. He has also received praise from patients and colleagues for his multi-disciplinary approach. The doctor employs individually tailored programs which aid patients in making the healthy life-style changes required for successful long-term weight loss.
A board certified physician and a highly experienced product of the acclaimed surgical programs at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Feiz is a highly compassionate medical doctor with a well-rounded approach that has produced consistently outstanding results for his patients.