My life changed for the better on January 19, 2007, the day of my Lap-Band surgery performed by Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS. My weight has yo-yo'd since the age of 11 and I had never been able to maintain a healthy weight since. At my highest I weighed 240 lbs and at 5'3" that was unacceptable for me.
When I met Dr. Feiz on December 19, 2006, I was hovering around 235 lbs and feeling like there was no way for me to beat my struggle to lose the weight permanently. From the moment Dr. Feiz personally answered my phone call, I could tell he was a caring and confident doctor who truly wanted to help me. My first impression of him was that he was really willing to make me comfortable with the procedure and informing me every step of what the surgery would involve. My impression of him has only gotten better. Dr Feiz is very dedicated to his patients and making sure you know that you can reach him with any questions or issues that may come up. Dr. Feiz emphasizes that you are his patient for life, and his actions confirm it.
Since January, I have lost almost 40 lbs with the help of my Lap-Band. The downtime from the surgery was minimal and I was back to work within a week. Dr. Feiz's bedside manner and surgical competence made this experience not only life changing but memorable.
Through this surgery I've been able to regain my confidence and live my life to the fullest. I am adjusting well but the Lap-Band is a tool that you must re-train your brain to work with on a daily basis.
My thanks and gratitude goes out to Dr. Feiz for helping restart my life!