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Don’t Let Ghrelin Control Your Weight Loss

If you are obese or severely obese, you’ve probably struggled to lose weight and become healthier. You may have found that simply eating healthier food and exercising more has not helped you lose the weight necessary to avoid type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or other comorbid diseases. Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates offer weight loss surgery to help you reach your goal weight and become a healthier, happier you.

Dr. Feiz and his caring team at Dr. Feiz & Associates specialize in Lap Band, gastric sleeve, and band to sleeve revision surgery. These procedures are less invasive than older procedures surgery, so not only will you lose weight, you will recover from the procedure and get back to your life faster. Dr. Feiz uses the latest laparoscopic techniques so that you see less scarring, too.

Sometimes, patients undergo Lap Band procedures but do not experience the weight loss they need to reach their peak health. Dr. Feiz specializes in Lap Band revision surgery for exactly this type of patient. He removes the Lap Band device and then permanently reduces the size of the stomach with the gastric sleeve procedure. Gastric sleeve surgery removes the portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin, a hormone that causes hunger pangs. These pangs can cause hunger-like feelings in patients who otherwise feel physically full, so many patients find more peace of mind after the gastric sleeve surgery.

Contact Dr. Feiz and his experienced team today to discuss the ups and downs of Lap Band vs. sleeve  procedures, so you can make the right decision for your weight loss and improved health.