Michael Feiz, MD Agrees with Research that Gastric Band Surgery Curbs Type II Diabetes
As a leader in his field and community, Dr. Feiz makes it his life’s work to treat this deadly disease. Weight loss surgery, which helps the patient not only eat less, but feel less hungry as they lose weight, with the near-elimination of the ghrelin hormone.
What makes gastric sleeve surgery particularly effective, says Dr. Feiz, is the fact that patients end up feeling satisfied after smaller portions of food.
The reason is two-fold:
- first, Dr. Feiz removes about 85% of the stomach during surgery by placing an adjustable gastric band around the upper part of the stomach, reducing its capacity, which helps patients feel fuller faster.
- Secondly, this removal of a large portion of the stomach includes the fundus, a part of the stomach which is primarily responsible for sending hunger cues to the brain.
The hormone responsible for sending these messages, called ghrelin, often makes obese individuals feel hunger around the clock, and give in to their rampant cravings.
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