As Severe Obesity Remains a Rapidly Rising Problem, Bariatric Surgery is Becoming the Standard Solution, say Dr. Feiz & Associates

As the very seriously obese become the fastest growing segment of obese Americans, the benefits of weight loss surgery are now clearer than ever

Oct 29, 2012, 13:50 ET from Dr. Feiz & Associates

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If it seems to you like more and more of the people you meet every day are dealing with extreme obesity and exploring such surgical options as the LAP band and the gastric sleeve, you're not wrong. As the clinic run by widely acclaimed bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, MD, FACS has found, there is no shortage of people dealing with seemingly intractable weight loss issues, and who have tried countless options, but for whom FDA compliant lap band surgery or another type of weight loss procedure seems to be the most logical solution.

Nationwide, Reuters has reported that the number of people who more than 100 pounds overweight has shot up by an astonishing 70 percent. It does appear, however, that the increase may have actually slowed down to some degree during 2005. Moreover, for whatever reasons, the number of severely obese people appears to be rising much faster than the number of people with moderate obesity.

Meanwhile, the preponderance of evidence for the benefits of bariatric surgery continues to grow. For example, a very recent meta-study conducted at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic combed through scores of studies covering some 20,000 or more patients and found that the reductions in weight produced by surgeries corresponded with verifiable reductions in heart disease risk. As more and more studies appear to be bolstering the positive health benefits of various weight loss surgery options—and significant and permanent weight loss for the severely obese continues to be elusive for most patients—it really does appear that the number of visitors to the Los Angeles offices of Dr. Feiz & Associates will only increase.

A pioneer in such less invasive techniques as the LAP band, which uses a tiny laparoscopic camera to place a removable and adjustable band around a portion of the stomach, Dr. Feiz is widely regarded as perhaps the best bariatric surgeon on the West coast, especially when it comes to the lap band in Los Angeles. He has been praised by countless grateful patients both for skill as a surgeon and for his sensitivity and compassion in discussing the often delicate topics associated with obesity and weight loss surgery. Boasting a zero mortality rate, Dr. Feiz is expert in numerous forms of bariatric surgeon. No two weight loss patients are ever alike, and the doctor will be happy to discuss with patients which procedure is most appropriate.

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