Weight Loss Services Market Analysis Underscores the Reasons Behind Surging Interest in Bariatric Surgery, says Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles-based weight loss surgery clinic notes that the growing awareness that bariatric services have helped many patients defeat obesity is key to the specialty’s ongoing growth.

Crystal lost over 90 lbs. and is doing well after converting her procedure to a gastric sleeve.

It’s the growing awareness that bariatric surgery is a safe and effective means of supporting a long term weight loss that has also driven the growth of these procedures.

A September 12 article on Medgadget reviews recent market research associating growing worldwide awareness of the negative health impacts of obesity and excess weight with the growth of numerous services aimed at addressing the concerns of individuals who want to lose weight. Los Angeles area weight loss surgery clinic Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, while it’s definitely true that the public is more aware than ever of the many negative health impacts of obesity, it’s the growing awareness that bariatric surgery is a safe and effective means of supporting a long term weight loss that has also driven the growth of these procedures. The weight loss surgery clinic notes that patients are being encouraged to visit their offices in the following ways.

Doctor’s Recommendations - Dr. Feiz & Associates note that many of their severely obese patients have been encouraged to explore weight loss surgery by their internists and family doctors, who are noting the growing body of clinical evidence supporting the efficacy of weight loss surgeries in terms of dealing with numerous significant health threats, including type 2 diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). The clinic adds that, increasingly, doctors are learning to view severe obesity as being a chronic illness that is driven largely by hormonal and other factors, and less as a character flaw. They have also often noticed anecdotally how few of their patients are able to lose large amounts of weight and then keep it off for long periods without the support of a bariatric procedure, while a growing number have personally witnessed the success of patients who have had procedures.

The Example of Friends, Loved Ones, and Celebrities – There are certainly few advertisements as powerful as seeing someone you know well suddenly finding the ability to lose weight after a lifetime of failed attempts. Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, while bariatric surgery is far from a magic wand, these procedures have been shown to make weight loss far more achievable for a significant majority of patients. Specifically, sleeve gastrectomy surgery appears to significantly reduce the body’s production of a hormone called ghrelin, which is believed to be primarily associated with the highly persistent excessive feelings of hunger and appetite that may sabotage most attempts to lose weight on a permanent basis. They also note that, in addition to the growing number of patients who have known a successful weight loss patient, more individuals are also being encouraged to explore the bariatric path to weight loss because of the positive examples of celebrities such as comedian Rosie O’Donnell and reality TV star E.J. Johnson, both of whom have enjoyed apparent long-term weight loss success with their sleeve gastrectomy procedures.

For further information on weight loss procedures, interested readers can contact Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit the clinic online at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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