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Various Weight Loss Surgery Options

Dr. Feiz & Associates has quickly become a leading destination for safe and effective surgical weight loss options in Southern California. The lead bariatric surgeon, Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS, has built a sterling reputation for both his exceptional surgical skills and his warm and attentive approach to patient care. As one of the foremost authorities on weight loss surgery, Dr. Feiz is often asked questions about which method is best. The question of gastric sleeve vs. lap band, for example, frequently comes up in conversation. There is no definitive answer to this question, as the best option may differ depending on the particular patient’s health, lifestyle, and weigh loss goals.

In some cases, patients who undergo Lap Band surgery end up experiencing some complications (such as blockage that can lead them to regurgitate food). Patients may opt to get the gastric sleeve after lap band, a procedure with which Dr. Feiz is very experienced. Gastric sleeve surgery involves removing around 75-85% of the stomach, after which the remaining part of the stomach is shaped into a sleeve-like structure. Patients who get the gastric sleeve have in many cases seen dramatic improvement with their Type 2 diabetes, in many cases even experiencing complete remission.

Dr. Feiz also offers lap band surgery after gastric bypass, for patients who saw less than stellar results with their original gastric bypass surgery. It’s important to keep in mind that the Lap Band is relatively non-invasive – a fact that has contributed to the procedure’s fast-growing popularity over the years.

For more information please contact Dr. Feiz’s clinic today or call him (toll free) at 800-868-5946, or at 310-817-6911.

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