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Making the Decision for Weight Loss Surgery

Making the Decision for Weight Loss Surgery

Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., understands that deciding to obtain a gastric sleeve, lap band, or any other type of weight loss surgery is no small matter. Bariatric surgery has proven to be highly effective, but there is no getting around the fact that it remakes a large portion of the digestive system.

The reason that so many people have headed to the offices of Dr. Feiz and Associates for a lap band or a sleeve gastrectomy in Carson, Huntington Beach, Valencia, Beverly Hills and cities throughout Southern California is one that almost anyone who has ever tried to lose a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise will immediately understand.

While simply eating less and exercising more is, on paper, an entirely sensible and realistic approach to losing weight, the problem is that the body’s digestive and nervous system conspires against long-term weight loss by going into what might be thought of as starvation mode. The body works overtimes sending hormonal messages to the brain that feel almost exactly like hunger. Weight loss procedures work by short-circuiting the ordinary working of the body so that patients are able to build new eating habits without the fatal distraction of constant hunger pangs.

Of course, weight loss surgery is not for everyone, and for people who are sure they want to obtain surgery, there is a decision to be made regarding what type of surgery they are going to have. If you are seriously considering a bariatric procedure, the best thing for you to do is visit the offices of Dr. Feiz and Associates. It’s the perfect place to learn about everything from whether or not you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery and the relative merits of lap band vs gastric sleeve and other procedure. Free seminars are conducted on a regular basis.

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