Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
At Dr. Feiz & Associates, a prominent bariatric surgery center in Beverly Hills, Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS regularly performs sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Also known as gastric sleeve surgery or a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure has been shown to provide dramatic weight loss results. Not only can this safe and effective surgery be a useful tool in combating obesity, but it also has a proven track record of success addressing certain co-morbidities (health conditions caused or exacerbated by morbid obesity), such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and Type 2 diabetes. Two new studies, featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, have found that sleeve gastrectomy surgery can actually have a more powerful impact on these conditions than traditional treatments. Dr. Feiz has personally seen patients who, within a year after surgery, are able to completely get off their medications.
Despite the clear benefits of sleeve gastrectomy surgery, many people still are hesitant about going under the knife. And even though the procedure is very safe, people naturally have concerns about painful recoveries and scars. Dr. Feiz uses the innovative new STARR Treatment to perform micro sleeve surgery, which offers the same weight loss results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery but with ONLY A SINGLE INCISION. This precise and delicate approach offers patients a faster recovery period, less post-operative discomfort, and negligible scarring (typically one scar the size of a grain of rice). Dr. Feiz is one of a very small group of bariatric surgeons in the United States who are qualified to employ the STARR Treatment.
We invite you to see the results for yourself. Take a look at our gastric sleeve before and after gallery, and be sure to contact us with any questions or concerns that you might have. Schedule a FREE consultation or attend one of our FREE informational seminars.