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Feb 23, 2015, 20:20 ET

Post Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Results in Near Miraculous Pregnancy for L.A. Area Woman

 Severe obesity is associated with debilitating, and frequently life threatening, health concerns such as heart failure and stroke. In the case...

Feb 02, 2015, 17:50 ET

Sleeve Gastrectomy Has Quickly Become a Preferred Procedure for Bariatric Surgeons and Patients

 Weight loss surgery has been a viable option for obese patients for decades, but the types of surgeries being performed today are not...

Feb 02, 2015, 14:07 ET

Weight Loss Surgery is no Easy Way Out, it is the Way Out

 Bariatric surgery has been around for decades, but, due partly to the epidemic rise in obesity levels in the United States and partly to the...

Jan 30, 2015, 14:31 ET

Renowned Bariatric Surgeon Expands Access to Weight Loss Surgery with Two New Locations

 For years, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been treating severely obese patients and transforming lives in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills...

Jan 29, 2015, 18:25 ET

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Between Lap Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedures

 Over the last decade it's become increasingly clear that the benefits of bariatric surgery far outweigh the risks. Study after study has shown...

Jan 28, 2015, 15:26 ET

3 Important Lifestyle Changes for Post Bariatric Success

As more and more data is gathered on its safety and effectiveness, weight loss surgery has grown in popularity, but so have many of the...

Jan 27, 2015, 19:02 ET

For Soon to Be Expectant Mothers, Weight Loss Helps Both Them and Their Child

 Before a woman gets pregnant it is very common for her to plan and prepare for her child's arrival to ensure that the baby will benefit from...

Jan 26, 2015, 21:05 ET

5 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

 For someone suffering with severe obesity, doing everything to shed pounds and work toward a healthy weight isn't just a good idea, it's...

Jan 06, 2015, 15:55 ET

Needlescopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Advances Bariatric Surgery, says noted surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz

Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. has long been at the forefront of innovation in the field of weight loss surgery. His latest step forward involves...

Jan 02, 2015, 20:20 ET

2 Different Ways to Perform Lap Band or Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery Highlight Medical Progress

For decades, the only option that surgeons from all disciplines had when performing an operation was to make an open incision at the actual site of...

Dec 31, 2014, 17:25 ET

New Studies on Heart Disease and Life Span Show the Urgency of Weight Loss Procedures, notes Dr. Feiz and Associates

Several studies have come out since early December, suggesting that obesity is even more dangerous than was previously believed.  Luckily,...

Dec 16, 2014, 12:00 ET

Two New Studies Indicate Weight Loss Surgery Can Improve Urinary Tract Issues

 Severely obese individuals face numerous life threating conditions, including a significantly increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and...

Dec 12, 2014, 15:10 ET

Weight Loss Patients Who Take Nutritional Supplements Are Much Less Likely to Develop Post-Surgery Nutrient Deficiency Complications, a New Study Finds

 In the early days of weight loss surgery, some patients were baffled by the fact that they experienced worsening vision in the months and...

Dec 09, 2014, 19:36 ET

3 Things to Look for when Selecting a Bariatric Surgeon

During the debate over healthcare legislation in 2011, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a series of polls that asked...

Dec 08, 2014, 18:52 ET

Study on Weight Loss Surgery and Exercise Adds to Mounting Data on Bariatric Surgery Benefits

Throughout the past year, studies on the positive effects of weight loss surgery have been published in a variety of medical journals in the US and...

Dec 02, 2014, 14:29 ET

Healthcare Experts Advise Immediate and Drastic Action to Improve Quality of Life of Severely Obese Individuals

 New data submitted by the Harvard School of Medicine has outlined specific and precise information regarding the risks of living with severe...

Nov 29, 2014, 18:15 ET

New Diabetes Study Further Details the Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery, notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

 Many patients elect weight loss surgery because they know of its ability to improve or even reverse a great many difficult health problems,...

Nov 28, 2014, 21:00 ET

New Online Tool Alleviates Some Potential Sleeve Gastrectomy Patient Worries

Many patients considering a sleeve gastrectomy procedure or other surgical weight loss options were relieved last month when a major study...

Nov 28, 2014, 13:09 ET

Why Revision Weight Loss Surgery is A Viable Option for Lap Band Patients

 In the early days of Lap Band surgery, a significant number of patients had their band removed because they didn't feel satisfied with the...

Nov 18, 2014, 20:33 ET

Avoid Patient Mills - Trust in a Renowned Expert Surgeon for Weight Loss Procedures

 While shopping for products – say, shoes or a microwave oven – being able to save a few bucks here and there is definitely a...