For years now, people struggling with morbid obesity have been subjected to a torrent of misinformation about diet fads. Many people have tried very hard to shed the pounds, but have discovered that the methods they were using were ultimately ineffective, through no fault of their own. Today, however, advancements in technology have made medical weight loss in Los Angeles a very real alternative. Here at Dr. Feiz & Associates, we have had tremendous success with a variety of surgical procedures to achieve dramatic weight loss.
One of the most popular approaches to medical weight loss in Los Angeles is the Lap Band. This procedure involves fitting a small, flexible plastic band around the upper portion of the stomach. Saline injections tighten the band and constrict the stomach into an hour glass shape. This causes food particles to travel more slowly through the stomach to the intestines, causing the patient to achieve a sensation of satiety more quickly.
Another cutting edge approach to medical weight loss in Los Angeles is sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure involves removing 75-85% of the stomach and reshaping what remains into a sleeve, or banana-shaped structure. Like with the Lap Band, this method offers the patient a more regulated food intake. Unlike the Lap Band, it does involve cutting of major organs. At the same time, it does offer immediate weight loss.
Not every surgical procedure is the best choice for every patient. Consult with the experts at Dr. Feiz & Associates to determine what the best course of action is for your particular needs.