Recent Study Clarifies Bariatric Surgery’s Path to Good Heart Health, Notes Dr. Michael Feiz

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Commenting on the recent study, the Los Angeles bariatric surgeon explains that, while the connection between successful weight loss surgery options and cardiac improvements have been long known, this new information shines light on one of the causes of these positive effects.

Bariatric surgeries offered by Dr. Feiz have helped countless patients improve their health outlook.

Heart disease and type 2-diabetes are often thought of as separate problems, but they can both be caused either directly or partially through obesity.. Luckily...losing weight can often send these problems into remission.

According to an article published December 9th by Medical Xpress, a recent study by Norwegian researchers determined that successful bariatric surgery lowers patients’ cardiac troponin I levels, a protein whose overproduction can lead to significant cardiac stress. The article explains that the cardiac troponins are highly prevalent in cases of heart failure, and researchers are confident that this finding proves that weight loss surgery can be beneficial in promoting heart health in many individuals. According to Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz M.D., F.A.C.S., this is just one of many studies that demonstrates the truly life-saving effects bariatric surgery can have for obese patients with dangerous co-morbidities such as heart disease. Dr. Feiz explains that, while many outside observers may think that weight loss surgery is all about looking more slender, it is an effective medical tool to deal with one of the most devastating epidemics the medical community is faced with: obesity.

Dr. Feiz explains that the negative health effects of obesity are often hidden by the fact that the disease manifests through a host of conditions. Heart disease and type 2-diabetes are often thought of as separate problems, but they can both be caused either directly or partially through obesity. Luckily, while obesity can make these problems more likely, losing weight can often send these problems into remission. Dr. Feiz notes that remission of type 2 diabetes, in particular, has been replicated many times over in studies of all types of patients. While there are no guaranteed results, and not every patient experiences remission, he explains that weight loss surgery is a positive step forward for a vast majority of patients.

Dr. Feiz also notes that, while the positive health benefits that come with losing weight should be a patient’s primary motivation for pursuing weight loss surgery, it is certainly true that losing weight can have a vast array of other advantages. Many patients praise weight loss success for helping them to become more mobile and energetic than ever before. Also, many patients find that their slimmer physique gives them newfound confidence in many different aspects of life. While Dr. Feiz cautions against thinking that losing weight will fix all of their problems, it can certainly be a step in the right direction in terms of smoothing out some of life’s most significant worries.

Dr. Feiz concludes that, while every patient may have a slightly different set of goals and motivations when pursuing weight loss surgery, they may find that one of the secondary benefits of the procedure improves their life in a way they didn’t expect. For more information about the success that patients of Dr. Feiz and Associates have enjoyed, readers may call the bariatric surgery center at 310-855-8058 or visit it online at

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