News from dr. feiz A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

May 11, 2015, 20:13 ET

The Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery may Include Priceless Opportunities for Future Mothers

The notion of a weight loss surgery is by no means a new idea. Patients have been benefiting from bariatric procedures for decades to...

May 11, 2015, 15:13 ET

2 Ways That Your Surgical Weight Loss Journey Can Evolve

 In the bariatric surgery community, the term "weight loss journey" is used widely to describe the months and years after a procedure when the...

May 05, 2015, 13:43 ET

Bariatric Surgery: the Simple Choice - the Hard Commitment

 Weight loss surgery in the U.S. saves thousands of lives each and every year. Yet some wrongly associate bariatric procedures with cosmetic...

Apr 30, 2015, 16:36 ET

The Many Causes of Severe Obesity

 Recent news articles are telling the story of Alexis Shapiro, a thirteen year old from Texas who recently underwent successful weight loss...

Apr 29, 2015, 15:54 ET

Choosing the Right Bariatric Procedure is Different Patient to Patient, notes Dr. Michael Feiz

 Typically, when new research is published that further demonstrates the effectiveness and overall long-term health benefits associated with...

Apr 28, 2015, 13:00 ET

New Study Details the Psychological Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

 Over the past decade, a substantial amount of research has outlined the numerous physical benefits that weight loss surgery can have on the...

Apr 27, 2015, 17:01 ET

Will Your Weight Loss Surgery Be Covered by Health Insurance? It's Likely, notes Dr. Feiz and Associates

 It's well known today that the cost of just about any surgery is far from insignificant and often well outside the range of a typical family...

Apr 01, 2015, 18:12 ET

Bariatric Surgery Improves Results of Joint Replacement Surgery, Says New Study

According to research presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, obese patients looking to get a...

Mar 31, 2015, 16:35 ET

What an NBA Forward's Weight Problem Can Teach Us About Obesity

By any normal definition of the word, the Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger is not obese. Still, at 6'9" and 280 pounds, the 23 year-old forward and...

Mar 30, 2015, 15:26 ET

Two Important Reasons to Pair Band Removal with Sleeve Revision Surgery

 Ever since the Lap-Band was first approved by the FDA in 2001, countless patients have had tremendous success losing weight with the...

Mar 23, 2015, 16:42 ET

3 Years Later, Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Michael Feiz Continues to Produce Lots of Big Benefits, and One Wonderful Little Benefit, for Nicole Jones

 Prior to her weight loss surgery three years ago, there were a number of things Nicole Jones simply didn't think of doing, and one of them was...

Mar 21, 2015, 17:00 ET

Bariatric Surgery Adds to Both the Quantity and the Quality of Life, say Dr. Feiz and Associates

 News reports about the proven benefits of weight loss surgery tend to focus on simple life extension. For example, it's absolutely true that...

Mar 20, 2015, 14:17 ET

The Problem with Traditional Weight Loss Methods

 The statistics are grim and consistent: losing significant amounts of weight and keeping it off over the long run is extremely difficult....

Mar 19, 2015, 13:24 ET

New Evidence Links Bariatric Surgery to Improved Cognitive Function

 Bariatric surgery has been proven to provide a wide range of health benefits to patients suffering from severe obesity. Such benefits as...

Mar 09, 2015, 14:18 ET

Bariatric Surgery Can Help Pregnant Women Struggling with Severe Obesity Achieve a Healthy Pregnancy

As a medical issue, severe obesity is associated with numerous health conditions; many of them severe and even life threatening. Doctors and public...

Mar 07, 2015, 15:00 ET

Insurance Companies Recognize the Power of Bariatric Surgery to Improve Health and Save Money in the Long Run, notes Dr. Feiz and Associates

 When some people think of weight loss surgery, they may not always properly understand that it is a hugely important medical treatment. These...

Mar 06, 2015, 16:47 ET

3 Reasons Why Bariatric Revisions Serve as a Viable Second Chance

 As with any other medical technique, there is no bariatric procedure that is absolutely perfect for all patients. While many people consider...

Feb 26, 2015, 18:45 ET

New Study Reveals that a Careful Bariatric Surgeon Really Can Make a Difference

 In results presented at the 2014 Obesity Week conference and published by Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News, it was revealed that 5.3...

Feb 25, 2015, 18:11 ET

Heart Disease on the Rise for Female Patients Due to Increase in Severe Obesity Cases

In the United States, heart failure is the leading cause of death every year. According to the CDC, over 600,000 people die from heart disease...

Feb 24, 2015, 13:48 ET

Weight Loss Surgery: Weighing Out Your Options for a Healthier Future

Weight loss surgery is a popular topic these days, which is not surprising as a record number of people underwent bariatric procedures in 2014.....