Obesity has been classified as a disease, but it's a disease that can be far harder to fight than any other similar condition. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. understands that achieving long term permanent weight loss is extraordinarily difficult. He also understands that, for many individuals, long term weight loss is literally a matter of life and death.
Non-obese people often have difficulty understanding the struggle faced by obese people. They might not realize that it overeating is a habit that is actually be far harder to conquer than, for example, cigarette smoking – as difficult as that can be. Smokers can simply stop smoking; overeaters have no choice but to continue eating. Fortunately, there are now more options than ever open to severely obese people. The choice of lap band vs. gastric sleeve surgery offered by Dr. Feiz offers many strong options for people trying to lose weight.
Both of these popular operations reduce the often irresistible pangs of appetite – which feel exactly like true hunger – that make long-term weight loss nearly impossible to achieve for many dieters and which only increase as they succeed in losing more weight. Still, there are times when lap band revision surgery is called for.
The good news is that, thanks to Dr. Feiz's very considerable skills, the prognosis for gastric sleeve after lap band is outstanding. That is because the gastric sleeve procedure not only radically reduces the capacity of the stomach to hold food, thereby reducing appetite, it also removes the portion of the stomach primarily responsible for the production of a hormone known as ghrelin. This hormone is largely responsible for the nagging feelings of hunger that make a permanent end to obesity so very hard to achieve without surgery.
Dr. Feiz is here to make sure that people who strive to end their obesity once and for all have a fighting chance. If you have come to the point where you believe that weight loss surgery may be for you, a free seminar at the offices of Dr. Feiz and Associates may be your very best bet.