Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., is one of the leading weight loss surgeons, who specializes in procedures like sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band. This revolutionary procedure helps patients who do not experience the weight loss they need after undergoing a Lap Band procedure. To qualify for any bariatric procedure, you must be severely obese, with a body mass index of 40 or greater, or 35 or greater with related comorbidities. It is important to reach a healthy weight, which can be difficult with just diet and exercise, but when a device like the band fails, you might feel frightened or hopeless. Dr. Feiz and his incredible team at Dr. Feiz & Associates can help you.
One of the most popular and successful weight loss procedures is the sleeve gastrectomy Los Angeles weight loss professionals often recommend. This procedure helps by removing about 75 percent of the stomach, creating a smaller sleeve-like area. You will not only feel full after a smaller meal, but you will very longer no longer suffer problems involving ghrelin, aka the “hungry hormone.” The stomach produces ghrelin to signal the brain that more food is needed, which creates a strong feeling that feels identical to actual hunger. However, ghrelin production does not stop on cue and is higher in obese individuals; worse, it’s production tends to go into overdrive as we lose weight. This can lead to hunger pangs or cravings even after you known for a fact that you have eaten more than enough. With less ghrelin, however, you will feel satisfied by smaller, healthier meals.
If you need a band to sleeve revision, or have questions about the gastric sleeve procedure, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates for help.