The decision to undergo gastric sleeve surgery may be daunting, but with an expert such as bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz by your side, you have the highest odds of success. Dr. Feiz is a board-certified bariatric surgeon with a record of excellence in performing weight loss surgery, even revision procedures such as converting the lap band into the gastric sleeve, for patients who did not lose optimal weight during the first procedure. Sleeve gastrectomy is highly effective for patients who experience frequent cravings and hunger pangs, as it virtually eliminates the ghrelin hormone production along as 85% of the stomach is removed during the procedure.
Ghrelin is a hormone that tells the brain we are hungry, while leptin is released when we have satiated our hunger. By almost eliminating this hormone, patients do not feel the need to eat around the clock, and can instead focus on more important things. This also gives them the opportunity to actually enjoy food again and preparing healthy, delicious meals rather than gorging on unhealthy food that is full of fat, carbs, sugar and sodium. Dr. Feiz and his team will help you acclimate to life with “the sleeve,” and provide guidance every step of the way on your path to the new you.
If you have been considering gastric sleeve surgery in Los Angeles, why wait? A better opportunity can’t be found than undergoing bariatric surgery with Dr. Feiz, a truly compassionate caregiver who is interested in your weight loss success at his practice in Los Angeles.