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Gastric Sleeve Patients Feel Full Longer and Eat Less without Feeling Hungry

Gastric Sleeve Patients Feel Full Longer and Eat Less without Feeling Hungry

A key perk of undergoing sleeve gastrectomy with Dr. Feiz & Associates is the fact that after the operation, patients feel much less hunger than before. In between meals, patients rarely feel the urge to gorge on excessive calories and this helps them from slipping back into bad habits that made them obese in the first place. The gastric sleeve procedure effectively helps patients feel faster-acting and longer lasting satiety, or fullness, after eating much smaller portions.

The reason patients are able to go between meals without cravings after seeing Dr. Feiz & Associates is because a significant portion of the stomach is removed through gastric sleeve surgery. With this large segment of the stomach being removed, patients eat less and feel full faster, not to mention the section of the stomach which was removed includes a segment called the fundus, which produces “the hunger hormone.” Once this hormone (ghrelin) is removed, patients experience minimal hunger and cravings are all but gone. This effective bariatric surgery helps patients in fighting their comorbid conditions brought on by obesity, and often they can go off their medications to combat these illnesses. Recent studies have found that gastric sleeve surgery is far more effective than conventional obesity treatments to eliminate these comorbid conditions.

At Dr. Feiz & Associates, we strive to give patients the best treatments possible. That’s why we give patients the STARR treatment, a technique that enables the surgeons to use only a single incision to perform bariatric surgeries. Patients then experience faster recovery, less post-op pain and almost no scarring, or a scar about the size of a grain of rice. We encourage all patients interested in gastric sleeve surgery to contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today for a FREE consultation about bariatric surgery possibilities.