Every surgical treatment available has its own risks, no matter where you look. Weight loss surgery has gained media attention for the risks and side effects, but mostly the risks. One type of surgery is however, getting positive attention for being the least risky to undergo and just as effective. This is because the lap band is adjustable, removable, and doesn’t make irreversible changes inside the body and with organ tissue.
Dr. Michael Feiz M.D. is based in Beverly Hills and has safely performed a number of surgeries for the Lap Band. There is a great deal of success with giving patients permanent results without permanent modification to the inner organs. Dr. Feiz and his associate Dr. Misra have performed over 2,000 Lap Band surgeries without death and without infection or perforation.
Pre-op preparing requires a great deal of lifestyle changes and psychological changes. It is important that all potential patients undergo a few tests on their mental state to ensure they are a good person to get the surgery done on. Dr. Feiz says that patients should consider a number of things before taking the surgery on.
1. Changing your lifestyle is crucial to the success of the surgery. Healthy eating and exercise are a must if you plan to get the Lap Band. Without having this as part of your plan you will not be successful with the surgery. Weight loss does not happen overnight.
2. Choosing a surgeon that is qualified to perform the surgery is also a must. Patients need to know that their surgeon is certified, and has a good amount of surgeries under his sleeve. Without this patients put themselves at risk for perforation, infection, and other irreparable damages.
3. Look for a surgeon that provides a multidisciplinary approach to your treatment. You do not want to just get the surgery and be left alone. You need consultations, dieticians, and specialists that can help you on all levels of your journey. Weight loss surgery goes beyond the initial procedure and definitely requires lifestyle changes.
4. Being able to see your surgeon after the procedure is done is imperative to your healing and lifestyle. Being offered life long treatment is important, so that you can be involved in support groups, nutrition classes, and other programs under the surgeons recommendations for you.