Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


LAP-BAND Patients
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Maddy

  • Rank
    Expert Member
  • Birthday 03/01/1962

About Me

  • Biography
    49 year old wife and mom. Been battling weight issues all my life. Recently had the Gastric Sleeve done on July 13th
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Books, cooking, skiing
  • Occupation
    Own my own Medical Company
  • City
    Santa Clarita
  • State
  • Zip Code
I made an appointment to see Dr. Feiz about the Lap Band but decided on doing the Micro Gastric Sleeve with STARR Treatment instead. The reason I chose this surgery over the Lap Band is I wanted a permanent solution to my weight issues. The STARR Treatment (Surgical Tiny Access and Rapid Recovery) Treatment allows for micro gastric sleeve surgery which is the same as the gastric sleeve surgery but performed entirely through a single very miniscule incision. Dr Feiz use a single laparoscopic platform called "The Spider Surgical System" which is contained within a very small thin metal tube. The tube creates a very small incision and once inserted into your belly the instrument unfolds inside you like a tiny umbrella. This allowed Dr Feiz to perform the micro gastric sleeve surgery with full right and left instrumental movements. When Dr. Feiz finished the surgery and was complete the instrument collapses back into the tube and is removed. What is so amazing about this surgery is the almost scar-less result. I had very little scarring if any to be seen. My scarring was less than a size of a freckle and my post operative pain was if any, very minimal. I am THRILLED from the STARR Treatment and I "HIGHLY" recommend this procedure to anyone who is battling their own weight issue.
Thank you Dr Feiz for changing my life for the better!!! 

Age: 61
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 276 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 219 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 57 lbs
BMI: 35.3
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/07/2011
Surgery Date: 07/13/2011
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: Denied after Appeal
Maddy's Bariatric Surgeon
8916 San Bernardino Rd.
Suite 110
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91105

PatchAid Vitamin Patches