Also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectromy (VSG), a stomach sleeve is a type of weight loss surgery for dangerously obese patients. During the procedure, the stomach is reduced in size by roughly 25 percent using laparoscopic surgical techniques which are significantly less invasive than the full scale gastric bypass, which has received so much attention since it was first introduced some two decades ago. The result is a stomach that vaguely resembles a sleeve.
A highly expert specialist in less invasive weight loss surgeries, Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS understands all aspects of stomach sleeve procedures. With a zero mortality rate, Dr. Feiz is a caring, compassionate and highly skilled physician who understands the many issues surrounding weight loss and obesity. A board certified surgeon who began his career studying less invasive weight loss surgeries at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Feiz is also known as one of the most technically competent bariatric surgeons in all of Southern California; his clinic is widely regarded as perhaps the best place for a sleeve gastrectomy in Los Angeles.
At the same time, there is more to losing weight than obtaining bariatric surgery. Dr. Feiz takes a holistic matter, providing counsel on the diet, exercise, and overall lifestyle changes that are required for a successful and significant weight loss. The doctor’s many grateful patients have been highly vocal in their praise for his sensitive handling of all their concerns before, during, and after their surgery.
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