Is a Lap Band or Sleeve Gastrectomy in Your Plans for 2014? There's No Reason to Wait to Get Started

Top bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz suggests that now is the time to take action

Dec 20, 2013, 13:16 ET from Dr. Feiz and Associates

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 is almost here, and it's only natural to use the calendar as a reference point when it comes to making a big change such as deciding to get a lap band, sleeve gastrectomy, or another weight loss surgery. Even so, renowned bariatric physician Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., would like to remind people who are serious about obtaining a weight loss procedure that there is no time like the present to begin the weight-loss process. There are many decisions to be made, including weighing the various pros and cons of a gastric sleeve vs. lap band or another type of operation. Considering that severely obese people are frequently dealing with a number of health challenges, there is no reason to delay taking direct action towards a surgery that has helped countless individuals achieve a healthier and happier new life.

Widely renown as one of the most skilled bariatric surgeons in the nation, Dr. Feiz has been offering such as procedures as lap band and sleeve gastrectomy in Rancho Cucamonga, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Valencia, and Calabasas for years with consistently outstanding results. For that reason, Dr. Feiz and Associates has found that the first few days of the New Year often see a burst of interest from patients ready to make a new start. There's nothing wrong with that, but there's also nothing wrong with getting started just a few days earlier.

Earlier this year, obesity was officially recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association and, most observers agree, with very good reason. Obesity has long been associated with such serious conditions as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – and the resulting significantly increased likelihood of such life-threatening events as strokes and heart attacks simply cannot be ignored. Obesity is often compared to smoking as a lifestyle-related health threat, but it's been proven in numerous ways that losing weight permanently is far more difficult to achieve than permanently giving up cigarettes, as difficult as that can be.

The minimally invasive procedures pioneered by Dr. Feiz have been proven to be among the only reliable methods of weight loss. That's because they get to the root of the constant cravings for food that make achieving a long-term weight loss so extremely difficult. At this point in time, there's simply no other treatment that's been proven to be effective in helping patients permanently overcome their tendency to overeat. Dr. Feiz also offers detailed follow-up and aftercare, which patients find invaluable in terms of achieving their health and weight loss goals.

If you have decided that you are definitely going to get serious about a weight loss procedure in 2014, there's really no reason to let the fact that it's still 2013 get in the way of making that new start as soon as possible. For details on a free seminar on the details of weight loss surgery call (800) 868-5946 today.

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