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Hope in the Battle Against Obesity

Hope in the Battle Against Obesity

To someone who has never struggled seriously with their weight, overeating, and obesity can seem like nothing more than a poor health habit, akin to cigarette smoking or perhaps excessive drinking. However, as Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., understands, obesity and the excess consumption of food are infinitely harder to fight because eating is much more than a habit or even an addiction – it’s a necessity of life that can’t simply be given up the way we can permanently stop smoking or drinking.

Weight loss surgery such as a sleeve gastrectomy or lap band can cut the Gordian knot of obesity by getting to the very roof of the problem: the appetite. Overweight people are very often driven by almost impossible to ignore impulses that feel very much like genuine hunger. When performed by an outstanding board certified surgeon like Dr. Feiz, these operations drastically reduce these intense feelings. Prior to an operation, a patient typically may often feel mysteriously after a fairly large meal, despite the fact that he or she understands on an intellectual level that more than enough food has already been consumed. Afterwards, however, patients typically find are mostly free of the desire to eat after an appropriately small serving of food.

Of course, not just any doctor can perform such an operation, and Dr. Feiz is one of the nation’s top specialists in weight loss surgery. He is expert at explaining the relative merits of lap band vs gastric sleeve procedures as well as in performing these delicate procedures. One of the nation’s most respected experts in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, he is able to perform just about any operation that a patient may require. Individuals who have had unsuccessful lap band procedures often to turn to him to convert band to sleeve operations.

If you are serious about pursuing the surgical approach to weight loss, then you definitely want to consider attending one of Dr. Feiz’s free seminars. No other medical professional is more qualified to help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you.