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Dec 30, 2013, 20:15 ET

New Research Proves What Dr. Feiz Already Knows: Being Obese is Expensive

 As a preeminent expert in the field of obesity surgery, board-certified bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S, has personally seen the...

Dec 20, 2013, 13:16 ET

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

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...

Dec 18, 2013, 20:56 ET

Let Weight Loss Surgery Plans Pull You Out of Obesity-Driven Holiday Blues

You don't have to be severely obese to suffer from holiday time blues, but the same combination of factors that can lead anyone to a fit of holiday...

Dec 02, 2013, 20:17 ET

The Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Concerns Dr. Feiz

Although obesity is a notoriously difficult disease to treat conservatively, there is hope. Board-certified bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, MD,...

Nov 29, 2013, 15:37 ET

Considering Gastric Sleeve or Lap Band Surgery? Think Twice About a Holiday "Last Hurrah"

 If you're seriously considering a gastric sleeve, lap band, or another weight loss procedure in early 2014, it's only human to start...

Nov 25, 2013, 14:41 ET

Ten Weeks after Sleeve Gastrectomy with Dr. Feiz, Michele Files is Diabetes-Free

Tired of feeling tired, Michele Files knew she had to make a change. Her mother had died seven years prior from complications from type 2 diabetes,...

Nov 22, 2013, 16:06 ET

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Defeats Diabetes for Candy and Dessert Buffet Designer

 Lap band, gastric sleeve, and other procedures performed by Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. have helped many patients to erase the scourge of...

Nov 18, 2013, 18:05 ET

Dr. Feiz' Patients Shed Type 2 Diabetes along with the Pounds

Obesity rates climb year after year, and even extreme obesity, where a patient is well over 100 pounds overweight, has seen a fivefold increase in...

Nov 14, 2013, 14:09 ET

Determination and a Gastric Sleeve Procedure Defeat Diabetes and Obesity for Lifelong Dieter

Today is World Diabetes Day, and no one is more aware of the threat of type 2 diabetes than Constance McLin or her bariatric surgeon, Michael Feiz,...

Nov 05, 2013, 17:50 ET

The Most Effective Weapon Against Obesity-Related Diabetes is Weight Loss Surgery

Noted bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., believes that there's no time like American Diabetes Month to point out that weight loss...

Oct 31, 2013, 19:46 ET

Band-to-Sleeve Conversion Offers More than Weight Loss, It Restores Hope

Many obese patients have successfully had the lap band surgery in Los Angeles with Dr. Michael Feiz, an operation which involves implanting an...

Oct 21, 2013, 13:30 ET

Take Steps Early to Make Your 2014 Weight Loss New Year's Resolution a Reality

Weight loss appears to be the most common of all New Year's resolutions. That completely unsurprising news comes to us from a 2012 study published...

Oct 16, 2013, 20:27 ET

Risks of Morbid Obesity Outweigh those of Bariatric Surgery, says Dr. Feiz

 As a board-certified bariatric surgeon offering the innovative gastric sleeve and the FDA-compliant and the lap band in Los Angeles, Dr....

Oct 09, 2013, 14:31 ET

Impact of New Healthcare Law on California Weight Loss Surgery Coverage Remains Murky, notes Dr. Michael Feiz

Whatever your opinion regarding the package of new healthcare policies referred to as Obamacare, there is a great deal of uncertainty around the...

Oct 04, 2013, 12:25 ET

"It's Something that You Need to do for Yourself and for Your Health": An Interview with Dr. Feiz & Associates October 2013 Patient Ambassador

 Robert Berganio came to a fork in the road in his life; at 405 pounds and 5'9", he knew he needed to lose weight or face the possibility of...

Oct 02, 2013, 20:24 ET

Severely Obese Benefit from Multifaceted Approach to Weight Loss, Says Dr. Feiz

While the latest and supposedly greatest diet fads flood the market, promising quick and easy results, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S.,...

Oct 01, 2013, 20:50 ET

Dr. Michael Feiz on What Makes a Great Bariatric Physician

Ask Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., about why he chose weight loss surgery as his specialty, and he might tell you that it chose him. "It all started...

Sep 26, 2013, 14:35 ET

As New Research Bolsters Long-Term Anti-Diabetes Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery, Dr. Feiz & Associates Reminds the Public of the Illness's Dangers

A new study conducted by the Cleveland Clinic is providing further support for the view that weight loss surgeries such as sleeve gastrectomy, lap...

Sep 12, 2013, 16:05 ET

Obesity Statistics for Mexico and the U.S. Point to Increasing Need for Bariatric Procedures in the Latino Community, says Dr. Feiz and Associates

If you've been thinking of obesity, and the need for such procedures as lap band surgery and gastric bypass, as a particularly American phenomenon,...

Sep 09, 2013, 13:32 ET

Acclaimed Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz Receives Peer-Nominated Recognition

 As an innovator in weight loss surgeries like the lap band procedure and sleeve gastrectomy, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S stands apart from the...