Sleeve Gastrectomy in Los Angeles with Dr. Feiz
Many millions of adults in the U.S. are considered overweight. Many of these individuals can get to a healthy weight if they diet and exercise – however, for people who struggle with being severely obese, eating a little less and exercising a little more may not be enough. If you struggle with severe obesity, you know that shedding a few pounds won’t help you overcome comorbid diseases and improve your quality of life. You may need further help, which is why Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Dr. Feiz & Associates. He is a leading weight loss surgeon on the West Coast, and his practice has brought together several of the most talented and compassionate bariatric professionals available. Whether you need a band to sleeve revision, or have questions about whether you qualify for an initial bariatric surgery, contact Dr. Feiz.
One of the most successful and popular weight loss surgeries today is the sleeve gastrectomy at Los Angeles based Dr. Feiz & Associates. This procedure removes roughly 75 percent of the stomach, creating a smaller, sleeve-like pouch. This means that the patient feels physically full after smaller meals. However, Dr. Feiz also frequently recommends this procedure to his patients because it also removes the part of the stomach which largely produces the hormone ghrelin. This hormone signals to the brain when the stomach is empty, but in many people, it also leads to cravings and intense hunger pangs, even after eating sufficient calories. Without so much ghrelin, Dr. Feiz’s patients feel emotionally satisfied after smaller, healthier meals.
Dr. Feiz is also one of the few surgeons qualified to perform the sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band, so contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.