Dr. Michael Feiz Inspired by Gastric Sleeve’s Reduction of Ghrelin
Once an individual learns about the effects of the potent hunger hormone ghrelin, they nearly always wonder how to decrease ghrelin. This train of reasoning is appropriate, as a decrease in ghrelin is often the first step in safely decreasing the appetites that lead to excessive weight gain.
The procedure that most significantly diminishes ghrelin production is commonly known as gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy. In this procedure, a surgeon removes 75 to 85% of the stomach, refashioning to resemble a slender sleeve. The remaining stomach sleeve will have eliminated all but a miniscule portion of the fundus, where ghrelin is produced. Thus, the process not only limits the body’s ability to eat large quantities at once, but by decreasing ghrelin, it all but eliminates unnecessary hunger.
Sleeve gastrectomy represents a major leap forward in weight-loss surgery. Yet, while it is significantly less invasive and safer than past options for extremely overweight or obese individuals, it is still exceptionally important to have a first-rate surgeon perform your surgery.
Throughout the U.S., and certainly in Southern California, Dr. Feiz represents the ideal surgeon for gastric sleeve surgery. As one of a select few bariatric surgeons qualified to use the STARR Treatment, enabling him to conduct the procedure using only a single incision, a sleeve gastrectomy by Dr. Feiz is a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
For further information on gastric sleeve surgery or any other weight loss surgery solutions from Dr. Feiz and Associates, call today for a FREE consultation. A call to Dr. Feiz is the first step toward healthy, permanent weight loss that can significantly increase the length and quality of your life.