Friday, April 27, 2012

What Does Dr. Feiz Offer in Terms of Weight Loss Procedures?

Dr. Michael Feiz offers gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and the Lap Band in Beverly Hills. Gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, involves removing around three quarters or more of the stomach and reshaping the remaining portion into a sleeve-like structure to regulate the flow of food. Gastric bypass accomplished much of the same result, but by dividing the stomach into two pouches and rearranging the small intestine to connect to both parts. Finally, Lap Band surgery works by inserting a small, flexible band around the stomach, which tightens to restrict food intake. Contact us for a FREE consultation to learn more.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Gastric Sleeve Surgery at a Glance

Gastric sleeve surgery involves removing 75-85% of the stomach and reshaping the remaining portion in a sleeve-shaped structure, approximately the size of a banana. The smaller stomach serves to restrict the flow of food particles into the intestines, resulting in a much faster, and longer-lasting feeling of satiety. This patient may be ideal for patients for whom gastric bypass may be too invasive, but you should consult with a qualified bariatric surgeon like Dr. Feiz to determine what procedure you may be a good candidate for. Some patients may opt for the Lap Band in Beverly Hills, but again, such a decision should only be made in collaboration with a surgeon with expertise in weight loss.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery with a Single Incision

The breakthrough STARR Treatment is a sophisticated technique that only a few surgeons in the United States are qualified to use. Dr. Michael Feiz is one of those surgeons, and he has employed the STARR Treatment to offer his patients advanced surgical options like micro sleeve surgery and micro Lap Bandsurgery. He is able to perform both of these extremely effective procedures WITH ONLY A SINGLE INCISION. Imagine dramatic weight loss results with a much faster recovery period, less post-operative discomfort, and virtually no residual scarring. To learn more about these procedures, and about gastric bypass offered by Dr. Feiz, contact us for a FREE consultation or attend one of our FREE informational seminars.

Friday, April 6, 2012

New Studies Underscore Benefits of Bariatric Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes

Gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass have been shown to radically reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and even, in many cases, send the disease into complete remission. According to two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, these procedures actually have more success getting patients off their diabetes medication than traditional treatment plans. Lap Band surgery was not a part of the study. Here at Dr. Feiz & Associates, we routinely perform micro sleeve, gastric bypass, and Lap Band in Los Angeles. Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation, or to attend one of our FREE informational seminars.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Is there a kind of weight loss surgery with a faster and less painful recovery?

Are you interested in a weight loss procedure like sleeve gastrectomy surgery but are hesitant because you are concerned about a painful and lengthy recovery? These are legitimate reasons for reluctance, but it's worth considering the difference made by a new and proven method known as the STARR Treatment. With the STARR Treatment, a few select surgeons - Dr. Michael Feiz among them - are able to perform micro sleeve surgery, which offers the same dramatic weight loss results as conventional sleeve gastrectomy, but is done with only a SINGLE INCISION. As you can imagine, less cutting means less post-operative pain, a faster healing period, and virtually no scarring. If you are interested in learning more about this breakthrough procedure, contact us to schedule a FREE consultation.