The Leading Weight Loss Surgery Expert
The obesity epidemic is affects millions of Americans. One estimate suggests that 9 million adults in the US are obese or severely obese. For people who have a BMI of 40 or more, losing weight is a struggle. Keeping weight off is one of the hardest things they have to do. That’s why Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates. Even talking about weight loss can be difficult for people who struggle with obesity, because they may feel like failures for being unable to reach a healthy weight. However, the caring, knowledgeable team at Dr. Feiz & Associates knows that there are many contributing factors to severe obesity, and for qualifying patients, weight loss surgery has been a great solution. Dr. Feiz and his team specialize in a wide variety of bariatric procedures, like gastric sleeve or Lap Band revision surgery.
One of Dr. Feiz’s special areas of practice is gastric sleeve after Lap Band. As a leading bariatric surgeon with years of training in minimally-invasive procedures, Dr. Feiz has the skills to perform this rare surgery. Although the Lap Band device works well for many people, there are some rare instances in which it does not function as needed. The original surgeon could have installed it too loosely, or too tightly, which can cause discomfort and prevent weight loss. Dr. Feiz can perform revision surgery to remove the Lap Band, then permanently reduce the size of the stomach through the gastric sleeve procedure. This allows the patient to continue losing weight.
Dr. Feiz is happy to answer questions about the benefits of gastric sleeve vs. Lap Band procedures, so contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today for an appointment.