Sleeve Gastrectomy Los Angeles Patients Need
Thousands of adults in the US struggle with being severely obese. This means that they have a body mass index which puts them at great risk of comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, sleep apnea, and even depression. If you are one of these individuals, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help you. He is one of the top weight loss surgeons on the West Coast, and is one of the leading experts for sleeve gastrectomy Los Angeles weight loss professionals recommend.
Dr. Feiz is also one of the few bariatric surgeons who specializes in sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This procedure is designed to help qualifying patients whose Lap Bands have failed. Perhaps their surgeon installed the band incorrectly, or, over time, it became too loose, shifted position, or began to degrade. These problems with a band can prevent you from reaching your goal weight, cause you to regain weight, or cause abdominal pain and discomfort. With the revision procedure, Dr. Feiz will remove the band and then perform a sleeve gastrectomy, creating a permanently smaller pouch-like stomach. Just like the Lap Band, the smaller organ means you will feel full when you eat less. Unlike the band, the sleeve will not move around or feel uncomfortable, and will also produce important hormonal benefits that may make permanent weight loss easier.
Thanks to band to sleeve revision, many patients who have come to Dr. Feiz have successfully continued their weight loss journeys. Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today to ask questions, determine if you qualify, and set up your first appointment.