Friday, March 27, 2015

More and More Patients are Finding Success with Revision Surgery

Weight loss surgery with Dr. Feiz & Associates has helped countless patients lose their excess weight and keep it off. Yet, some gastric band patients have had difficulties getting to their ideal weight. But, instead of giving up on their weight loss journey, they know that the best option is to opt for revision surgery to turn their gastric band into a sleeve gastrectomy.

Dr. Feiz has years of experience performing laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery, which has the added benefit of limiting the hunger cravings by limiting a patient’s hormones. One of the reasons why we get hunger cravings is that the stomach releases a hormone called ghrelin whenever it is empty. Because the sleeve gastrectomy involves removing a sizable portion of the stomach, a lot of the area where ghrelin is released is also removed, resulting in less of the hormone released into your bloodstream.

This type or revision surgery is quickly gaining popularity, as the gastric sleeve is the fastest growing method of weight loss surgery in Los Angeles. And, thanks to his skill and years of experience, there is no better choice of surgeon than Dr. Feiz.

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