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Taking Action with a Gastric Sleeve or Lap Band in Beverly Hills May be the Best Cure for the Obesity Blues

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Dr. Michael Feiz helps obese men and women take control of their eating and their lives with the latest in weight loss surgery

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A weight loss surgery testimonial offered by a grateful patient of Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is often highly emotional, and for good reason. As devastating as obesity-related health issues and social isolation can be, unsuccessful dieters often wind up feeling that they are simply unable to control their eating. Aside from the physical toll, psychologists agree that a perception of lack of control is often associated with sadness and depression. Fortunately, a gastric sleeve procedure or a lap band in Beverly Hills can allow obese individuals to actually take control of their eating habits and begin a far happier life.

As one of the nation's most respected weight loss surgeons, Dr. Feiz has successfully performed innumerable surgeries, including such delicate procedures as a lap band conversion to a sleeve gastrectomy. The main benefit of these procedures is reducing the feelings of appetite that are primarily responsible for the enormous difficulty most people have when attempting to achieve long-term weight loss. We are all subject to feelings of hunger that may not be directly related to a physical need for calories but, in obese people, these drives are believed to be much stronger and become all but irresistible once individuals have begun to lose weight. The result is that many obese people wind up feeling defeated and powerless. Weight loss surgery reverses the problem by reducing feelings of hunger to a far more manageable level.

A lap band procedure reduces the capacity of the stomach in a manner that is both adjustable and reversible, accounting for a great deal of its popularity. This reduces the appetite considerably and has helped many very obese people to make real changes in their lives. A sleeve gastrectomy, on the other hand, is a permanent but highly effective procedure that removes a very large portion of the stomach and reshapes into a sleeve-like configuration. In addition to reducing the stomach's capacity, it also removes an area of the stomach which produces ghrelin, a hormone strongly associated with the hungry feelings that plague serious dieters.

Successful weight loss surgeries essentially work by allowing dieters to behave in a rational manner. When we lose large amounts of weight, the body "believes" that we are starving; after all, for thousands of years of human history, food was often scarce and it made sense for the body to encourage us to look extra hard for sustenance whenever food became harder to find. Dr. Feiz is a master of reengineering the body so that now-destructive conditioning no longer applies, allowing patients to make rational decisions about their diet.

In fact, Dr. Feiz's patients talk about how weight loss surgery allowed them to regain control over their eating habits. It's that sense of control that can really make us into people who are happier not only with our physical status, but with ourselves. As Dr. Feiz patient Andee Granados puts it, "[Before] I felt like maybe, because I was heavy, I necessarily didn't deserve the best things. And, so, now I think more highly of myself and I go after what I deserve."

If you would like to take control of your eating and your life, attending one of Dr. Feiz's free seminars is highly recommended. You can find out more by calling 800-868-5946 or by visiting his web site at www.drfeiz.com.

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