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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 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.....

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,...