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Bariatric Surgery Adds to Both the Quantity and the Quality of Life, say Dr. Feiz and Associates

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- News reports about the proven benefits of weight loss surgery tend to focus on simple life extension. For example, it's absolutely true that bariatric surgery fueled weight losses can lessen or even eliminate type 2 diabetes, which reduces the possibility of death related to such issues as stroke, heart disease, and kidney failure. News articles rarely point out, however, that eliminating obesity not only pushes the date of an individual's death further into the future, it makes the many days that come before it all the more worth living.  Leading bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. would like to point out that preventing and lessening the impact of obesity-related health issues goes well beyond simply extending a patient's life.

As one of California's best known bariatric surgeons, Dr. Feiz has helped countless men and women to avoid the perils of obesity, but he and his medical team note that many individuals tend to focus either on very short term matters, such as their appearance, or very long terms matters, such as the length of their life. The many ways that obesity can harm the quality of an individual's day to day life, now and well into the future, tends to get much less attention.

For example, anyone with a close older relative dealing with severe obesity has seen at least some of the negative impacts the condition can have on a person as they age. Today's medical technology can now frequently extend the life of people dealing with a number of serious medical conditions for decades, but it is often less successful in terms of such day-to-day matters as pain, lethargy, and the social isolation that can result from having to deal with numerous obesity-related conditions. Even relatively minor and typical ailments such as arthritis can be greatly magnified by obesity which, in many cases, can make even walking difficult for obese individuals as they get older. More obviously serious conditions such as kidney failure – which can often result in years on dialysis – and strokes are more survivable today than before, but they inevitably take a large, and sometimes very permanent, toll on a person's ability to enjoy life.

The important thing for severely obese individuals to consider is that, especially if they have tried and failed to permanently lose weight through ordinary diet and exercise-based regimes, a lifetime under the shadow of obesity is no longer inevitable. While weight loss surgeries are not a magic wand and are not for everyone, there is much that can be done. The best way to get started is by researching for the options for themselves. Dr. Feiz and his team regularly offer free seminars where they cover important matters including which patients are eligible to receive bariatric procedures, and the differences between such popular weight loss operation as Lap Bands and sleeve gastrectomies.

If you would like to improve both the quality and quantity of your life, Dr. Feiz and his team would love to hear from you. For more information, call (800) 868-5946 or visit the Dr. Feiz and Associates website.


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