With Vertical Sleeve Surgery, Dr Feiz & Associates Changes Lives
At Dr. Feiz & Associates, you’ll find a team of experts at the cutting-edge of weight loss surgery. Whether you elect to undergo lap band, band to sleeve, or a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, you’ll be amazed at the positive results for your appearance, your health and your perspective on life.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or VSG, is one of the more advanced, less invasive new procedures by Dr. Feiz. The procedure involves surgically reducing the size of the stomach to roughly that of a banana and forming it into a sleeve shape. Naturally, with a notably smaller stomach, an individual’s ability to eat is drastically reduced, resulting in healthy, unusually rapid and often permanent weight loss.
In weight loss surgery as performed by Dr. Feiz, not only do patients eat less, but the feeling of hunger is also substantially reduced. This is due to a reduction in the amount of ghrelin in the stomach, a hunger-stimulating hormone found in the lining of a part of the stomach known as the fundus. Before a meal, the level of ghrelin hormone in one’s body increases, and the level decreases afterward. During bariatric vertical sleeve surgery, Dr. Feiz will remove 75-85% of a patient’s stomach, including the fundus, which significantly limits the level of ghrelin produced, helping an individual to eat less and in smaller quantities at each meal.
If you’re ready to change your outlook and drastically improve your health with weight loss surgery, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates today for a free consultation. You’ll be put in touch with a specialist who is always happy to answer any questions you have regarding our life-changing surgeries.