LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A January 12 article on The Hippocratic
The clinic says that weight loss surgery is needed because the vast majority of severely obese individuals who try to lose weight eventually fail through no real fault of their own. Initial success in weight loss attempts tends to be followed by rapid weight gain, as the body does everything it can to return to its prior obese state by encouraging overeating. Dr. Feiz & Associates says that, though there are many reasons for this, it believes that the primary culprit is a growth hormone called ghrelin, which creates feelings of hunger. When the body perceives that it is not getting as many calories as it normally would, more ghrelin is released. The result is backsliding in those trying to lose significant weight, as well as those who may have managed to achieve their goal weight temporarily. Moreover, to make the situation worse, obese individuals tend to produce significantly higher levels of ghrelin compared to others before they even begin an attempt at weight loss, said the clinic.
Dr. Feiz & Associates says that a sleeve gastrectomy, the most commonly obtained weight loss procedure, effectively removes approximately 75-85 percent of the patient's stomach and reshapes the remaining portion into a sleeve-like structure. The most obvious benefit of the surgery is that reducing the size of the stomach makes overeating extremely uncomfortable. The clinic adds that, over time, it has become increasingly evident that the procedure may remove the portion of the stomach primarily responsible for ghrelin production. The result is that patients no longer have to deal with the constant nagging feelings of hunger that sabotage the vast majority of serious weight loss attempts.
The weight loss surgery center notes that it has been at the forefront of advances that have made sleeve gastrectomies and other procedures steadily less invasive over the years. Dr. Michael Feiz and the rest of his team of medical professionals regularly perform a number of leading-edge surgeries, including needlescopic sleeve gastrectomy, that involve fewer, smaller incisions and reduce scarring to a minimum, the clinic says.
Interested readers who would like to learn about ways to defeat severe obesity can call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit its website at http://www.drfeiz.com/.
SOURCE Dr. Feiz & Associates
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