Obesity has been officially listed as a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA) and for good reason. It is a serious and often intractable condition that greatly increases the patient's risk for a number of the most dangerous medical conditions there are, including heart disease and strokes. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers a real solution for the countless severely obese people who have previously tried and failed to reverse their condition strictly through a low calorie diet and exercise.
Today's bariatric medicine offers a number of real solutions that fight the persistent and very strong urges to eat that make long-term weight loss so difficult. While weighing the pros and cons of such procedures as lap band vs. gastric sleeve is a highly individual matter, the good news is that all of these procedures have been shown to be both safe and effective, particularly when practiced by a surgeon of the extremely high caliber of Dr. Feiz.
Dr. Feiz is widely respected and his received nationwide media attention. He has been very vocal in promoting the efficacy of gastric sleeve after lap band, which he notes brings an added level of power in the fight against obesity. He believes that in cases of lap band revision surgery where patients wind up with the extremely popular gastric sleeve procedure, the reason they tend to enjoy outstanding long term outcomes is that the sleeve procedure removes an area of the stomach which produces ghrelin, a powerful hormone associated with the persistent cravings that make long-term weight loss so difficult to maintain.
Obesity is a serious condition and obtaining surgery to treat it is a serious matter. Before you do anything, your next move should be to take advantage of the expertise of one of the nation's leading experts in weight loss surgery. Dr. Feiz and Associates offers free seminars on an ongoing basis.