A Look inside a Weight Loss Consultation with Leading Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Michael Feiz

Talking to a skilled bariatric expert such as Michael Feiz, MD, FACS, can help patients get a clear picture about whether weight loss surgery is the right path for them

Feb 10, 2014, 16:37 ET from Dr. Feiz & Associates

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who want to lose weight have many options for weight loss programs promising help shedding the pounds, but unfortunately, many are ineffective or unsustainable. Those who are morbidly obese and at the end of their rope with the pills, programs and weight loss pitfalls are encouraged to consider bariatric surgery by board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz. As the top-tier surgeon providing gastric sleeve in Beverly Hills and the surrounding Greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Feiz knows that coming in for the first consultation can be nerve-racking. However, Dr. Feiz is not only a highly knowledgeable surgeon, but also sensitive to the touchy issue of obesity.

During the initial consultation for sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Feiz will get to know the prospective patient, their lifestyle, and their reasons for wanting weight loss surgery. He will gather information to complete a full medical history as well as perform a physical examination. With all of this in mind, Dr. Feiz is able to determine whether the patient is a good candidate for bariatric surgery, even if it is a secondary procedure such as lap band to sleeve revision.

Some of the eligibility criteria include what kind of previous attempts the prospective patient has taken to lose weight, their current Body Mass Index (BMI), any comorbid conditions they have as a result of being severely overweight, as well as their mental preparedness for the surgery. Patients who have a good mindset about what bariatric surgery can achieve and any potential side effects are generally considered the best candidates.

A primary concern of Dr. Feiz' is that all of his patients are well-educated about their intended weight loss surgery. Dr. Feiz doesn't have a one-size-fits-all approach, but he provides a very personalized program to his patients so they can sustain their weight loss and experience a true lifestyle change. At all times throughout their interaction with Dr. Feiz & Associates, patients are treated with the respect, dignity and understanding they deserve. The support team also gives plenty of coaching in healthy eating, physical activity, and other necessary changes as they progress toward their weight loss goal.

About Dr. Feiz
Dr. Michael Feiz is a bariatric surgeon and board-certified in laparoscopic medicine. He obtained his medical degree with high honors from New York Medical College, and went on to become chief resident of surgery at the University of Southern California. He also completed a fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, specializing in bariatric medicine and minimally-invasive surgical techniques. As a pioneer in his field, Dr. Feiz has received accolades from his patients, peers and national organizations. His minimally-invasive bariatric surgeries allow for reliable weight loss, reduced pain after surgery, minimal scarring, and an exceptionally quick recovery. With fluency in English, Spanish, and Farsi, Dr. Feiz is a superb communicator for a wide array of prospective patients.

For details on a low-pressure, free seminar on the details of weight loss surgery, or to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Feiz, call (800) 868-5946 today.

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