Weight Loss Help that Makes Sense
In the US, obesity is an epidemic – one-third of adults are obese, and about 6 percent of adults are severely obese. This means that they have a body mass index, or BMI, of 40 or greater. This also means they are 100 or more pounds over their ideal body weight, as measured by medical professionals. When a person is this much overweight, they can develop comorbid diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, respiratory problems and sleep apnea, and even depression. However, for many severely obese people, diet and exercise are not enough. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to help severely obese individuals lose weight and keep it off. As one of the leading weight loss surgeons in the country, Dr. Feiz specializes in all kinds of bariatric procedures like Lap Band or sleeve gastrectomy that Los Angeles patients need.
As a world-class weight loss surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Feiz is one of the few bariatric surgeons who specializes in sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This involves the removal of the Lap Band device, followed by the gastric sleeve procedure. Although the Lap Band works very well for many people, there are some rare cases in which it does not work, or stops working after a certain amount of time. Dr. Feiz understands that it can be very distressing when this happens, because the patient worked so hard to lose weight with the help of the band. Fortunately, he is able to perform this procedure for many of these individuals.
Whether you need a band to sleeve revision, or simply want to discuss your weight loss surgery options, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates for your first appointment.