|By PR Newswire||
|September 28, 2012 08:32 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As vertical sleeve gastrectomy from Dr. Michael Feiz gains wider acceptance, those unhappy with the LAP Band are turning to it.
"I'd tried everything else," is the oft heard mantra of patients who eventually sought bariatric surgery in pursuit of lasting weight loss. Trying every course of action naturally means dieting, increased exercise, and self-discipline regimens that would make a Benedictine monk wince. The LAP Band is most often a great way to bring about weight loss, but what's been missing unfortunately in many LAP band cases is the one course of action the patient might have missed: finding a compassionate partner to join them on their weight loss journey. Dr. Michael Feiz such a partner and his listening skills, his multitude of options, and his follow through are revolutionary among his peers. Converting one's LAP band into the gastric sleeve with the help of Dr. Feiz is one of the best options available.
Listening skills aren't always valued by great surgeons who unfortunately consider themselves purely a brain and a pair of dexterous hands. Dr. Feiz may be a brilliant surgeon, but by communicating with patients well before gastric sleeve surgery, he creates a relationship in which the patient will benefit. Some patients simply want an uncomfortable LAP Band removed when they come in. By listening to their story, Dr. Feiz can create a long term course of action that will set them back on the course toward weight loss, while momentarily prioritizing what help he can provide in the short term.
Multiple options are the best way to get back on that course. Since each unique story is different, Dr. Feiz can enumerate the choices that the patient will eventually have when weight loss becomes a focus again. Sleeve Gastrectomy (aka the gastric sleeve), and bypass surgery might be better than having another, better LAP Band put in place. He leaves no possibility off the table, but always helps patients find the right one.
Following through is perhaps the most important difference between Dr. Feiz and other bariatric surgeons. As an example, vertical sleeve gastrectomy has a short recovery time, but the first few days post-op leave the patient feeling temporarily weakened and unwell. Dr. Feiz encourages his patients to call him during this time so that he can hear their complaints and reassure them that the light at the end of the tunnel is much closer than they think.
"Any doctor should council patients extensively in the days after the operation," he says, making it sound obvious. Unfortunately, Dr. Feiz and his associates are among the few who really get it right. Find out more about them at www.drfeiz.com.
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SOURCE Dr. Feiz & Associates