Dr. Michael Feiz Announces a Successful Outcome for Needlescopic Surgery Streamed Live at the 2015 ASMBS Conference

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The Los Angeles area bariatric surgeon reports that the surgery, as well as the discussion surrounding it, was a resounding success.

The surgery performed by Dr. Feiz was part of a larger conversation about obesity taking place at the 2015 Obesity Week conference.

Dr. Feiz explains that, by watching the two procedures side by side, attendees were able to see the key differences between the needlescopic and standard laparoscopic method.

After performing a live needlescopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure that was broadcast to medical students, residents, and veteran healthcare professionals attending the 32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at Obesity Week, bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz reports that both the patient’s health and the clinical knowledge of those who were watching are surely improved after the procedure. Dr. Feiz also praises the event organizers for crafting the dialogue surrounding the procedure in a way that clearly and directly explained its benefits and risks. Dr. Feiz performed the needlescopic sleeve gastrectomy while those in attendance at the conference also saw another surgeon perform a standard sleeve gastrectomy operation. The two procedures were broadcast to the event, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from Dr. Feiz’s Rancho Cucamonga surgery center and from a location in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Feiz explains that, by watching the two procedures side by side, attendees were able to see the key differences between the needlescopic and standard laparoscopic method.

Dr. Feiz says that he advocates for the needlescopic method for qualified patients because of the fact that it delivers the same results while using less invasive methods. He explains that it is often the case with modified, less-invasive versions of a procedure that surgeons will have to modify their method, which in turn may affect the results. Yet, Dr. Feiz explains that he is able to perform the needlescopic procedure using the same techniques he incorporates when performing a gastric sleeve with more standard laparoscopic tools. This includes an over-sew technique that Dr. Feiz utilizes as a safeguard to prevent against bleeding or leakage when closing up the stomach.

Because his ability to achieve positive results is not diminished when using the needlescopic method, Dr. Feiz explains that the fact that it is less invasive gives this procedure the edge when put up against traditional gastric sleeve methods. He notes that the needlescopic approach uses four, three millimeter incisions points, each of which results in a scar no bigger than a freckle. In addition to the cosmetic advantages of having less scarring, Dr. Feiz also explains that the smaller instruments result in decreased impact on the surrounding tissues, generally resulting in faster healing and a decreased risk of infection.

While there are never any guarantees when it comes to any surgical procedure, Dr. Feiz says that bariatric patients can maximize their chances for a successful weight loss surgery outcome by going to an experienced medical center that incorporates all of the latest and best techniques into their practice. For more information about Dr. Feiz and the work that he does for his patients, call Dr. Feiz and Associates today at 800-868-5946 or visit them online at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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