Ghrelin is known by many as the “hunger hormone” because it helps you to feel hungry when you need to eat. In the past, this was great news for our ability to evolve and stay alive, but it can horrible news for our modern day landscape when high-calorie food is far easier to come by. Ghrelin becomes an especially nasty problem when it comes to the severely obese and their battle to lose weight. This is because as obese people drop the pounds, ghrelin kicks in harder and harder to encourage them to eat more. Luckily, there are ways to fight ghrelin, one of which is through surgeries like the gastric sleeve. Weight loss surgery that’s available from Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates.
Dr. Feiz offers numerous operations for weight loss, including both the Lap Band and sleeve gastrectomy procedures. And, for those who don’t know all of the nuanced differences that should be taken into account when dealing with the Lap Band vs. sleeve gastrectomy choice, Dr. Feiz will help to make sure you make the best decision for your specific health and weight loss goals.
Lap Band revision surgery is also available from Dr. Feiz, and can provide critical help for those who aren’t fully satisfied with the results from their original Lap Band procedure. This is because the revision surgery works by removing the original Lap Band and replacing it with a gastric sleeve, which removes a large portion of the stomach and reduces the body’s production of ghrelin. This in turn, almost always, causes a drop in appetite, as well as caloric intake and weight gain. The band to sleeve operation, has, in fact, become one of the most popular procedural options offered by Dr. Feiz.