Hunger after Gastric Sleeve
Los Angeles-based bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, MD, FACS recommends the sleeve gastrectomy to many of his patients. The sleeve gastrectomy procedure has a proven track record when it comes to helping people lose weight. One of the aspects of a gastric sleeve procedure that helps weight loss is the fact that the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin is removed. What is ghrelin, you may ask? Ghrelin is a hormone that your body produces that creates the sensation of hunger. Dr. Feiz knows how to decrease ghrelin through his gastric sleeve procedure.
Because of this, hunger after gastric sleeve becomes manageable and complements the physical changes patients receive. Most of the stomach is removed during a sleeve gastrectomy, which reduces a person’s capacity for food. The patient won’t be able to eat as much after the procedure and, because of a lack of hunger after gastric sleeve, won’t want to eat as much. This leads to an incredible amount of weight loss. Dr. Feiz can prepare you for this procedure, mentally, physically, and nutritionally.
Dr. Feiz and his team recommend meeting and discussing your full range of bariatric surgery options before deciding on a procedure in particular. For many, the gastric sleeve is a fantastic option (lots of people benefit from the diminished hunger after gastric sleeve), but an FDA-compliant Lap Band or gastric bypass may be more appropriate for you. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Feiz and Associates to learn more. We can be reached by phone at 310-855-8058 or through our online contact page.