LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are not already convinced of the serious health risks associated with obesity, you should talk to Dr. Michael Feiz, one of the foremost authorities on weight loss in Los Angeles. As he and his colleagues point out, obesity is second only to smoking as the leading preventable cause of death in America. Specifically, obesity can lead to, among other things, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and various types of cancer. But there's a silver lining… at centers like Dr. Feiz & Associates, the nation's most skilled medical teams offer solutions for weight loss in Los Angeles that are granting a new lease on life to their patients.
Dr. Feiz is perhaps best known for being the premier provider of the Lap Band in Beverly Hills and throughout Los Angeles. With the latest STARR Treatment, a new technique that allows for major operations with only a single small incision to the abdomen, Dr. Feiz and his colleagues are able to perform micro Lap Band surgery. Basically, this means that they fit a plastic band around the upper portion of your stomach and constrict it to form your stomach into the shape of an hour glass. The new shape regulates the flow of food particles, allowing you to feel faster sooner and longer. Many patients prefer this method because it does not involve the cutting of any internal organs, and it is completely reversible. Best of all, recovery is fast, results are dramatic and there is no scarring present.
The STARR Treatment available at Dr. Feiz & Associates also allows for micro sleeve gastrectomy, an increasingly popular option for patients who are eager to see immediate weight loss. Micro sleeve gastrectomy involves the removal of 75% of your stomach, and the reshaping of the part that remains to better regulate food intake. The procedure leads to immediate weight loss and, just like with micro Lap Band surgery, requires a minuscule incision to the abdomen that leaves a scar no bigger than a freckle or a grain of rice.
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