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May 26, 2015, 01:51 ET Add Overactive Bladder Syndrome to the List of Conditions Shown to Be Improved by a Sleeve Gastrectomy

Over the past several years, numerous studies have come out showing the many health benefits that a sleeve gastrectomy, and weight loss surgery in...


May 11, 2015, 03:13 ET 2 Ways That Your Surgical Weight Loss Journey Can Evolve

In the bariatric surgery community, the term "weight loss journey" is used widely to describe the months and years after a procedure when the...


May 05, 2015, 01:43 ET Bariatric Surgery: the Simple Choice - the Hard Commitment

Weight loss surgery in the U.S. saves thousands of lives each and every year. Yet some wrongly associate bariatric procedures with cosmetic pursuits. ...


Apr 30, 2015, 04:36 ET The Many Causes of Severe Obesity

Recent news articles are telling the story of Alexis Shapiro, a thirteen year old from Texas who recently underwent successful weight loss surgery....


Apr 29, 2015, 03:54 ET Choosing the Right Bariatric Procedure is Different Patient to Patient, notes Dr. Michael Feiz

Typically, when new research is published that further demonstrates the effectiveness and overall long-term health benefits associated with bariatric ...


Apr 28, 2015, 01:00 ET New Study Details the Psychological Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Over the past decade, a substantial amount of research has outlined the numerous physical benefits that weight loss surgery can have on the health of ...


Apr 27, 2015, 05:01 ET Will Your Weight Loss Surgery Be Covered by Health Insurance? It's Likely, notes Dr. Feiz and Associates

It's well known today that the cost of just about any surgery is far from insignificant and often well outside the range of a typical family budget....


Apr 01, 2015, 06:12 ET Bariatric Surgery Improves Results of Joint Replacement Surgery, Says New Study

According to research presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, obese patients looking to get a joint ...


Mar 31, 2015, 04:35 ET What an NBA Forward's Weight Problem Can Teach Us About Obesity

By any normal definition of the word, the Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger is not obese. Still, at 6'9" and 280 pounds, the 23 year-old forward and...


Mar 30, 2015, 03:26 ET Two Important Reasons to Pair Band Removal with Sleeve Revision Surgery

Ever since the Lap-Band was first approved by the FDA in 2001, countless patients have had tremendous success losing weight with the procedure. Among ...


Mar 23, 2015, 04:42 ET 3 Years Later, Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Michael Feiz Continues to Produce Lots of Big Benefits, and One Wonderful Little Benefit, for Nicole Jones

Prior to her weight loss surgery three years ago, there were a number of things Nicole Jones simply didn't think of doing, and one of them was having ...


Mar 21, 2015, 05:00 ET Bariatric Surgery Adds to Both the Quantity and the Quality of Life, say Dr. Feiz and Associates

News reports about the proven benefits of weight loss surgery tend to focus on simple life extension. For example, it's absolutely true that...


Mar 20, 2015, 02:17 ET The Problem with Traditional Weight Loss Methods

The statistics are grim and consistent: losing significant amounts of weight and keeping it off over the long run is extremely difficult. There may...


Mar 09, 2015, 02:18 ET Bariatric Surgery Can Help Pregnant Women Struggling with Severe Obesity Achieve a Healthy Pregnancy

As a medical issue, severe obesity is associated with numerous health conditions; many of them severe and even life threatening. Doctors and public...


Mar 07, 2015, 03:00 ET Insurance Companies Recognize the Power of Bariatric Surgery to Improve Health and Save Money in the Long Run, notes Dr. Feiz and Associates

When some people think of weight loss surgery, they may not always properly understand that it is a hugely important medical treatment. These people...


Mar 06, 2015, 04:47 ET 3 Reasons Why Bariatric Revisions Serve as a Viable Second Chance

As with any other medical technique, there is no bariatric procedure that is absolutely perfect for all patients. While many people consider the Lap...


Feb 26, 2015, 06:45 ET New Study Reveals that a Careful Bariatric Surgeon Really Can Make a Difference

In results presented at the 2014 Obesity Week conference and published by Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News, it was revealed that 5.3 percent of all...


Feb 25, 2015, 06:11 ET Heart Disease on the Rise for Female Patients Due to Increase in Severe Obesity Cases

In the United States, heart failure is the leading cause of death every year. According to the CDC, over 600,000 people die from heart disease every...


Feb 24, 2015, 01:48 ET Weight Loss Surgery: Weighing Out Your Options for a Healthier Future

Weight loss surgery is a popular topic these days, which is not surprising as a record number of people underwent bariatric procedures in 2014.....


Feb 23, 2015, 08:20 ET Post Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Results in Near Miraculous Pregnancy for L.A. Area Woman

Severe obesity is associated with debilitating, and frequently life threatening, health concerns such as heart failure and stroke. In the case of...


Feb 02, 2015, 05:50 ET Sleeve Gastrectomy Has Quickly Become a Preferred Procedure for Bariatric Surgeons and Patients

Weight loss surgery has been a viable option for obese patients for decades, but the types of surgeries being performed today are not your mother's...


Feb 02, 2015, 02:07 ET Weight Loss Surgery is no Easy Way Out, it is the Way Out

Bariatric surgery has been around for decades, but, due partly to the epidemic rise in obesity levels in the United States and partly to the...


Jan 30, 2015, 02:31 ET Renowned Bariatric Surgeon Expands Access to Weight Loss Surgery with Two New Locations

For years, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been treating severely obese patients and transforming lives in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with...


Jan 29, 2015, 06:25 ET 3 Things to Consider When Choosing Between Lap Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedures

Over the last decade it's become increasingly clear that the benefits of bariatric surgery far outweigh the risks. Study after study has shown that...


Jan 28, 2015, 03:26 ET 3 Important Lifestyle Changes for Post Bariatric Success

As more and more data is gathered on its safety and effectiveness, weight loss surgery has grown in popularity, but so have many of the...