The sleeve gastrectomy in Encino with Dr. Feiz is often the best option for obese individuals with a BMI of 35 or higher who have had previous difficulty in losing their excess weight. Due to decreased risk and the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, sleeve gastrectomy surgery can be employed for a broader range of patients, allowing more individuals to win their battle with obesity. The need for implants and adjustments with the gastric band and the risk of malnutrition with the gastric bypass make the sleeve gastrectomy a much more attractive option for many individuals. Dr. Feiz performs sleeve gastrectomy laparoscopically on eligible patients because of the many benefits this method presents for both the patient and surgeon. Eligible patients for the laparoscopic method don’t have tough scar tissue in the abdominal region from any previous surgery; excessive bleeding and low visibility of organs during the performance of a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy may require a transition into the open incision method in order to best facilitate a successful operation.
Patients who receive a sleeve gastrectomy in Encino with Dr. Feiz receive a strong backbone of psychological support and reinforcement in order to ease into the significant changes that have taken place, including decrease in body size, smaller capacity for food, longer lasting food satiety due to a drop in certain hormone levels, and required changes in diet. In the end, patients are thrilled at how much more they can get out of life with their newfound health and leaner bodies. Call today to schedule an in-depth consultation regarding a sleeve gastrectomy in Encino with Dr. Feiz.