Types of Weight Loss Surgery
As the threat of morbid obesity continues to grow, it’s only natural that increasing attention has focused on various types of weight loss surgery that have emerged since the first gastric bypass was performed back in 1993. In the time that has passed since then, significant improvements have been made and the number of available options has grown. Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS has been a leader in the area of less invasive weight loss surgery options since beginning his career as one of the most respected bariatric surgeons in the Los Angeles area.
A widely experienced practitioner of laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Feiz is expert in all the available types of weight loss surgery.
very patient is different, and the issues surrounding gastric sleeve vs. gastric bypass or lap band vs. sleeve procedures vary greatly from individual to individual. While all of these surgeries essentially work by reducing the capacity of the digestive system and significantly reducing the patient’s appetite, the decision about whether to explore the more easily reversible lap band or more permanent gastric sleeve or bypass procedures is highly individual. A truly informed decision can only be made with the benefit of a patient’s complete history. Dr. Feiz will explain the pros and cons of each option to you clearly and in detail.
With a zero mortality rate, Dr. Feiz is praised by his many grateful patients for his compassionate and holistic approach to weight loss. Dr. Feiz is also popular with patients for his ability to perform procedures with an absolute minimum of scaring.
For more information about all types of weight loss surgery, please contact Dr. Feiz’s clinic today to schedule a free first consultation.