The Hormonal Secret to Weight Loss
Do you know why you have weight issues? World renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz has more than a clue. He has been treating significantly obese patients for years with a zero mortality rate, while collecting countless endorsements from grateful patients who have confronted their weight problems with his expert assistance.
It turns out that the stomach hormone ghrelin may be a major contributor to the reason all of us sometimes feel hungry even when we know we’ve had plenty to eat. The key aspect of the ghrelin definition is that it stimulates the brain to feel hunger. Importantly – particularly from a bariatric surgeon’s point of view – a large part of the body’s production of the hormone lives in the fundus.
The fundus is actually a part of the stomach that, during a bariatric such as a sleeve gastrectomy, is always removed with 75-85% of the rest of the stomach. Dr. Feiz is an expert at making sure the body’s production of the hunger hormone ghrelin is reduced to a minimum, enabling the patient to stop eating when the body has actually received enough calories, but not too many. The result of a successful operation is, more often than not, a significant but healthy weight loss.
Of course, there is more to the procedure than waving a magic wand, and Dr. Feiz will be very glad to discuss all the issues relating to bariatric surgery and whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure. For more information, please call Dr. Feiz’s Beverly Hills office at 310-855-8058 or contact us online