Climbing Obesity-Related Mortality Rates Concern Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz

New research shows one in five deaths are attributable to obesity, but Dr. Feiz knows the illness can be successfully treated

Aug 22, 2013, 19:53 ET from Dr. Feiz & Associates

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz is familiar with the fact that severe obesity increases the risk of an untimely death, and this fact is now clearer than ever with new research published in the August issue of The American Journal of Public Health. This study establishes that one in five deaths in the U.S. is associated with obesity; an astonishing rate that can be significantly reduced with bariatric surgery performed by a highly skilled physician such as Dr. Feiz. He has personally witnessed how weight loss surgery has changed the lives of his patients who previously faced severe health consequences stemming from obesity. By undergoing bariatric procedures such as lap band surgery, comorbid conditions associated with obesity such as high blood pressure, stroke and type 2 diabetes can be potentially resolved.

Increasingly, research has shown that obesity leads to premature death and this latest study in particular showed that the illness has a particularly devastating effect on black women, with 26.8 percent of deaths being associated with overweight and obesity. White women were also at high risk, with a 21.7 percent risk. However, other more promising research points to the fact that bariatric surgery can be a potent antidote to treat the disease of obesity. As a pioneer in the field of bariatric surgery, Dr. Feiz has treated innumerable patients facing the very real, dramatic health consequences obesity poses. Dr. Feiz champions less invasive, laparoscopic procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy surgery to effectively curb the obesity mortality rate. Patients who seek information about procedures such as whether Lap Band vs. Gastric Sleeve would be the best choice are encouraged to meet with Dr. Feiz face to face or to attend a free educational seminar.

While the choice to undergo surgery is a major decision, Dr. Feiz has dedicated his career to providing the least invasive treatment methods to initiate weight loss. In fact, Dr. Feiz' Beverly Hills practice boasts a zero mortality rate in addition to outstanding outcomes for his patients. As an active member of the foremost society for weight loss surgeons, The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Dr. Feiz emphasizes that bariatric surgery is the most effective and sustainable treatment for those suffering from severe obesity. Safe, effective treatment is the number one priority of Dr. Feiz, who is proud to offer his assistance to patients who want to begin a healthier, happier life, free of excess weight.

For those suffering from obesity, the frustration of never being able to permanently shed the pounds can be unbearable. Fortunately, Dr. Feiz & Associate can offer expert medical advice and impeccable surgical skill for obese patients who want to get healthy once and for all. To learn more about bariatric surgery and to see if you are a candidate for a procedure, visit the website of Dr. Feiz & Associates at or contact the Beverly Hills office by phone at (800) 868-5946 for more information or to sign up for a free educational seminar.

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