LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trying to lose weight, year after year and without success can be frustrating and depressing; so can spending each summer dealing with the multiple health and self-esteem issues brought up by severe obesity. On the other hand, leading bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS now offers more and better weight loss surgery options than ever before. From the lap band to the gastric sleeve and bypass, one of the nation's top medical doctors now offers weight loss surgery in locations throughout Southern California. Summer starts officially this June 21st; there's no reason to wait another moment before getting started on your new life.
Dr. Feiz boasts the appreciation of countless grateful patients who have thrown off the shackles of obesity with his help. If serious obesity is threatening your health and happiness, and traditional weight loss strategies such as reduced calorie diets and exercise aren't working, it's time to stop simply imaging weight loss and consider the increasingly proven, concrete benefits of the surgical approach to weight loss.
Doctors widely acknowledge that bariatric surgery isn't for all patients. However, as the scientific and anecdotal evidence continues to mount, the benefits of weight loss procedures are becoming clearer and clearer. From proof that surgery can induce surprisingly swift remission of type 2 diabetes, to evidence it can help such common chronic weight related problems as joint pain and high blood pressure, weight loss surgery has moved from the frontier of treatments to the medical mainstream. Indeed, most health insurers now cover bariatric surgery. More and more family doctors recommend weight loss procedures to many of their obese patients.
Of course, weight is about more than physical health, and the psychological benefits experienced by patients go well beyond what most people might expect. Many individuals report a greatly improved sense of self-confidence and note improved social lives, but that's only the beginning. Parents of energetic children in particular report feeling more bonded to their offspring than ever, now that they are able to keep up with them. Those same parents also often mention that they feel far more certain of being able to help their kids throughout their lives and well into adulthood, now that they feel more confident in their long-term health. Patients who have received successful bariatric procedures also appear to be less susceptible to depression, a serious medical condition that goes well beyond feeling blue.
One more important fact that is worth noting is that bariatric surgery is now available to more people than ever before. While people with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above often qualify for bariatric procedures, individuals with BMIs as low as 30 may also now qualify if they suffer from at least two obesity-related health problems.
Of course, only a qualified physician like Dr. Feiz can make the final determination about who should receive a bariatric procedure, so there's really only one way to know if you qualify. If you have been waiting to get started on pursuing bariatric surgery, it is time to stop waiting and start acting. To find out a free consultation at Dr. Feiz and Associates, please call 310-817-6911 or visit the doctor's contact page at www.drfeiz.com.
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