The Central Role of Weight Loss Surgery and Metabolism in Obesity Issues Is Highlighted by a Recent Study, says Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article regarding a study on the metabolic impact of weight loss, the Los Angeles area clinic notes that weight loss procedures remain the best medical intervention that appear to counteract the body’s tendency to regain weight

Constance lost over 75 pounds with a gastric sleeve procedure.

The metabolic and hormonal benefits of the increasingly popular procedure known as the gastric sleeve may very well be in large part responsible for a number of highly successful outcomes

An August 9 article on Healio describes how a recent study indicates the crucial role metabolic issues may play in terms of preventing significant, long term weight loss. The study finds that bariatric surgeries “may lead to metabolic adaptations in energy expenditure.” Dr. Feiz & Associates points out that metabolic benefits may possibly be one major reason that weight loss surgery patients are often able to avoid the common problem of so-called yo-yo dieting, and that the research offers yet more support for the reality that weight loss surgery is the best proven medical intervention for supporting long-lasting weight loss in severely obese patients. The weight loss clinic further adds that the metabolic and hormonal benefits of the increasingly popular procedure known as the gastric sleeve may likely be in large part responsible for a number of highly successful outcomes.

Dr. Feiz & Associates point out that a great many studies have shown how effective weight loss procedures are compared to the results when severely obese patients try to lose weight on their own, as well as establishing strong links with reducing or even eliminating the effects of numerous comorbid health problems, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension). Moreover, the clinic has been at the forefront of spreading awareness regarding the role played by ghrelin, a well-known hunger hormone, particularly as it relates to gastric sleeve surgery, a procedure that has become increasingly popular in recent years largely because of its highly effective nature.

Dr. Feiz & Associates point out that the body’s tendency to overproduce ghrelin in obese patients, and to increase that production once an individual begins to lose weight, is very likely one of the primary factors that make sustaining a significant weight loss overwhelmingly difficult for most. Since ghrelin is produced largely in the portions of the stomach removed during a gastric sleeve procedure, the body’s production of the hormone is substantially impacted by the procedure. Dr. Feiz & Associates adds that the result is that, not only do patients experience the appetite-suppression related to having a much smaller stomach, they are less often bothered by feelings of hunger that they previously might have experienced even after eating a relatively large amount of food.

Dr. Feiz & Associates concludes by noting that the science is becoming increasingly clear that obesity and severe obesity are illnesses with very real physical causes, not the result of a character flaw. Patients who would like to find out if they are candidates for gastric sleeve, Lap Band, or other procedures can call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit their website at

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