West Coast Lap Band Revision Surgery Experts
One in 20 American adults is severely obese. If you are one of these individuals, you know that you need to lose weight if you want prevent or overcome a number of serious and chronic health issues. These comorbid diseases include diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, increased risk of blood clots, and even an increased risk of depression and some types of cancer. Although many people who are overweight, obese, or severely obese are told that diet and exercise will solve all of their problems if only they can make it work, people with very large amounts of weight to lose often feel as if the deck is stacked against them. Weight loss is difficult even in small amounts and, for people who have a lot of weight to lose, it can be next to impossible. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is one of the premier bariatric surgeons on the West Coast. He founded Dr. Feiz & Associates to gather an incredible team who can help patients before, during, and after procedures like Lap Band revision surgery.
This procedure, which involves a sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band removal, helps many patients continue their weight loss journey. Dr. Feiz has years of training and experience in bariatric procedures, and has become one of the most qualified experts to perform this type of weight loss surgery. For qualifying patients, Dr. Feiz can remove Lap Band that isn’t performing as it should, then permanently reduce the size of the stomach with a sleeve gastrectomy.
If your Lap Band has stopped functioning as it should, or is causing you pain, you may qualify for this type of procedure. Dr. Feiz and his team are also available to answer questions about the benefits of the sleeve vs. Lap Band procedures. Contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today for your first appointment.