LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Typically, when new research is published that further demonstrates the effectiveness and overall long-term health benefits associated with bariatric procedures, the articles will generally discuss weight loss surgery as a whole. Yet, weight loss surgery is simply an umbrella term for a variety of different procedures performed by surgeons across the country, and these procedures all carry different benefits and risks. It is important that when patients decide to receive weight loss surgery from a well-known surgeon like Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., they first discuss with the doctor their various options. While a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Feiz is the best way to know for sure which operation is right for them, here are several things about the current field of weight loss surgery that the doctor believes his patients should know before coming in for a consult:
- Vertical Sleeve Procedures are Growing – The sleeve gastrectomy procedure is the newest of the three major types of bariatric surgery, yet it is growing rapidly and is already the favorite of patients and doctors across the country. In fact, from 2011 to 2013, the number of gastric sleeves performed as a share of all bariatric surgeries has more than doubled from 17.8 to 42.1 percent of all procedures. This growth is due to the fact that the sleeve gastrectomy has been shown to be an ideal middle-ground that demonstrates fewer complications than the gastric bypass, while yielding more weight loss per week compared to the gastric band.
- The Bypass and Band Procedures are Shrinking – As the sleeve gastrectomy becomes more popular every day, both the bypass and Lap band procedures are now on the decline. This is largely indicative of the quality of the gastric sleeve procedure, rather than any faults associated with these two procedures, but nevertheless demonstrates a shift in opinion.
Of course, the fact that many people still elect the lap band procedure is proof that it is still a viable option for certain patients. Yet, many patients find the vertical sleeve gastrectomy to be the ideal procedure for their situation. All that this means for certain is that the individual consultation with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Feiz is crucial before deciding on either procedure. And, when the decision is made, patients can rest assured that they are in extremely capable hands with Dr. Feiz and his staff. In addition to his office's zero percent mortality rate, the team at Dr. Feiz and Associates is known to provide exceptional post-operative weight loss support to ensure that each patient is properly adapting to and getting the most out of their procedure.
If you or someone you know is curious about their eligibility for weight loss surgery, or wants more information about each procedure, you can call Dr. Feiz and Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit them online at www.drfeiz.com.
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