Friday, October 11, 2013

October's Patient Ambassador, Robert, Lost 85 Pounds Since Mid-June!

We have many extraordinary patients who have successfully lost weight with gastric sleeve surgery at the offices of Dr. Feiz & Associates, and October's Patient Ambassador Robert Berganio truly stands out among them. What truly makes Robert an incredible patient is the way he has embraced the lifestyle change that is necessary to be successful in losing weight, and just taking a quick look at him proves that! He has shed 85 pounds and 8 inches off his waistline since his procedure on June 13, 2013, and now he is living a happier, healthier life where he is in control of his hunger, rather hunger controlling him.

Dr. Feiz & Associates October Patient Ambassador, Robert Berganio, before and after
Gastric sleeve surgery involves the removal of approximately 85 percent of the stomach, with the remaining segment stapled off and fashioned into the shape of a small banana, or sleeve. Patients not only have a smaller stomach capacity, they also experience much less hunger when the part of the stomach called the fundus is removed. The fundus produces "the hunger hormone," called ghrelin, which increases when we feel hungry decreases when we're satisfied. With lower levels of ghrelin, patients like Robert don't experience cravings and feel full after eating much small quantities of food.

Robert recommends board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz, saying: "I love the man, any questions or any concerns I had, I would call him and he would be the one to call me back right away." Robert added, "I'm just really happy with Dr. Feiz and his staff,  I have no regrets."

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