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Don’t Let Ghrelin Keep You from Losing Weight

If you’re severely obese and are dealing with the challenges of weight loss, chances are, whether you know it or not, you’re dealing with a hormone in your body called “ghrelin.” Ghrelin, for those who don’t know, is commonly considered to be the “hunger hormone” because it’s a major reason you find yourself growing hungry when you haven’t eaten in a while. This is very useful for survival, but is unfortunate for those who are trying to lose a significant amount of weight. This is because if you’re severely obese, as you eat less, ghrelin kicks into high gear and tells you to eat more and more.

If you feel that you are severely obese, and are overeating due to ghrelin, there are procedures that can help. Procedures that is available from Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. As a weight loss surgeon with extensive training and decades of experience, Dr. Feiz can help you with every step of your surgical weight loss journey, from the initial decision between the Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve operations, all the way through post-operation visits to make sure you’re comfortable and happy with your results.

Dr. Feiz also offers a band to sleeve revision operation that is perfect for those who don’t feel that their original Lap Band operation met all of their weight loss goals. The sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band operation works by replacing the Lap Band with the gastric sleeve. In almost all cases, this proves to be an effective alternative to the original operation. A portion of the stomach known as the fundus is removed during the procedure, and it is associated with the production of ghrelin. The benefits are obvious.

There are many choices available to weight loss patients thanks to the ongoing innovations in bariatric medicine, and contacting Dr. Feiz & Associates is one of the best ways there is to get started. Free informational seminars are held on a regular basis.