Many of Dr. Feiz’ Gastric Sleeve Patients Experience Reduced Ghrelin
To safely and effectively deal with excess weight or obesity, it is important to first understand the root causes of unhealthy weight gain. In many cases, extreme weight gain can be traced back to ghrelin, a hunger stimulating hormone found in the lining of the fundus, a part of the stomach.
To reduce ghrelin, Dr. Feiz often performs a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, a surgery that involves the removal of about two-thirds of the stomach, including a significant portion of the fundus. This process doesn’t just leave the patient with a notably smaller capacity for food, but also decreases hunger in the patient due to removal of the fundus, thus decreasing the effect of the ghrelin hormone.
This sleeve gastrectomy procedure is ideal for patients suffering from obesity who have experienced little to no success with exercise and dieting, and Dr. Feiz is the ideal bariatric surgeon for performing the procedure. Dr. Feiz is one of the few bariatric surgeons in the United States qualified to use the STARR Treatment, enabling him to perform sleeve gastrectomy with only a single incision. This method allows patients to enjoy a faster recovery period marked by significantly less discomfort and virtually no residual scarring.
Severely overweight or obese individuals who suffer a reduced quality of life or severe health issues like Type 2 diabetes are ideal candidates to for the sleeve gastrectomy surgery performed by Dr. Feiz. Past sleeve gastrectomy patients have even reported dramatic improvements in regards to the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes.