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Living in the 21st Century

Just about every aspect our daily lives at this point have now been transformed by technology. Bariatric surgery has definitely moved forward with the times since it was first introduced in the early 1990s. As one of the leading lights of minimally invasive approaches to weight loss procedures, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been at the forefront of using modern technology to make even the most difficult procedures, such as lap band revision surgery, far safer and more effective for patients.

While many patients today concern themselves with the plus and minuses of the various procedures available, including lap band vs. gastric sleeve, the fact of the matter is that all modern weight loss operations are more effective and safer than ever. Dr. Feiz has been leader in laparoscopic techniques, using miniature cameras and remote controlled instruments, to perform the many delicate actions impacting the gastro-intestinal track that are involved in a bariatric procedure.

Dr. Feiz has also been ahead of the curve in terms of understanding how and why bariatric procedures work. Noting the very high success rate for gastric sleeve after lap band procedures, Dr. Feiz has been strongly in a support of the explanation that boils down to a previously little known hormone. Ghrelin is thought to drive much of the persistent cravings that make long-term weight loss so difficult. Researchers have noted that the fundus, an area of the stomach routinely removed as part of a gastric sleeve procedure, is the seat of the body’s production of ghrelin.

A medical professional should always be on top of the latest discoveries and innovations in his or her field, as well as being highly skilled. Dr. Feiz is not only on top of the latest trends, he helps make them.

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