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Sleeve Gastrectomy with Los Angeles Leading Specialist

Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is one of the West Coast’s leading bariatric surgeons, specializing in procedures such as Lap Band and sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. His team at Dr. Feiz & Associates is one of Southern California’s best group for weight loss surgery. Dr. Feiz and his compassionate and knowledgeable team work closely with each patient, from the first appointment to follow-up after the procedure. This ensures patients like you heal well, and that you begin to experience successful weight loss. Each patient is different, and Dr. Feiz makes sure you have information to make an informed decision about your long-term health.

Dr. Feiz has been a leader in discussing the effects of ghrelin, aka the “hungry hormone.” This hormone can dramatically effect which type of procedure will work best for you and may be the reason some patients have difficulty losing enough weight after a Lap Band. Instead, sleeve gastrectomy with Los Angeles’s leading weight loss surgeon may be a better fit for certain patients who are more prone to strong hunger pangs. What happens is that the stomach produces ghrelin when it thinks it is hungry, to signal the brain that the body needs more nutrition. However, some people continue producing ghrelin, even after they have eaten a healthy, satisfying meal. Gastric sleeve surgery removes the part of the stomach that produces most ghrelin, creating a smaller “sleeve” that not only helps you feel physically full after a smaller meal and actually reducing the number of unwanted feelings of hunger that sabotage so many attempts at weight loss.

At Dr. Feiz & Associates, Dr. Feiz also specializes in band to sleeve revision for patients who do not experience great results with the Lap Band. If you believe you have a BMI of 40 or greater or 35 or greater with related health issues, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today.


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