Empathy, Compassion Top Attributes of the Right Doctor for Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Feiz and Associates notes patient testimonials that reveal appreciation for a reassuring, personal approach to care.

Jul 07, 2014, 20:55 ET from Dr. Feiz and Associates

LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empathetic, compassionate, reassuring and friendly care are among the top traits that make for the right doctor for weight loss surgery, according to a series of testimonials by Dr. Feiz and Associates patients. People obtaining bariatric surgery typically know up front the benefits of weight loss they desire. It's what they don't know about their procedure that causes anxiety in too many obese individuals who need the surgery. This definitely includes a lap band conversion to sleeve gastrectomy procedure to address complications such as nausea or failure to lose desired weight.

Naturally, patients also frequently cite knowledge and skill as top attributes for a good weight loss surgeon, but what Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. truly appreciates are comments that connect patient reassurances with their ultimate recovery. "It makes all the difference in the world," said one patient, David, referring to Dr. Feiz's personal attention. "It makes a difference in how you recover. It makes a difference in how successful you are. It makes a different ultimately in how happy you are."

The responses fall in line with the results of a recent informal survey by The Health Care Blog, which listed "having empathy" and "being a good listener" among the top answers to being asked for the attributes of a good doctor. Dr. Feiz speaks with every patient to ensure their specific health concerns and weight loss desires are fully understood, before using his world-class surgical skills to perform intricate procedures such as the popular lap band surgery, or the increasingly popular and highly reliable sleeve gastrectomy.

Being "competent/effective" also ranked high, as the No. 5 response, and board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Feiz has achieved consistent success via his highly impressive technical skill that has attracted attention in the media. This includes his appearance on the popular television show "The Doctors," which featured Dr. Feiz with a mother and her two daughters, all of whom had undergone sleeve gastrectomy.

Performing lap band conversion to sleeve gastrectomy procedures - including working closely and caringly with patients both pre- and post-op - has become one specialty of Dr. Feiz and the team of dedicated professionals at Dr. Feiz and Associates. The lap band to sleeve gastrectomy requires precision and supreme surgical skills, coupled with an ability to communicate with patients and comfort them through understandable pre-operative angst. "He's my doctor, but he was like a friend to me, because I was having such major anxiety, and he just talked me through it," said patient Jacky in one Dr. Feiz testimonial.

Whatever type of weight loss procedures prospective patients are seeking, Dr. Feiz and Associates might be the ideal option. To learn more about revision bariatric procedures, or to inquire about a free seminar at Dr. Feiz's offices, please call 800-868-5946 or visit the doctor's web site at www.drfeiz.com.

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