Article on Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli’s Weight Loss Success Highlights Long Term Benefits of Bariatric Surgery, Notes Dr. Michael Feiz

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Commenting on a recent article about Lisa Lampanelli’s weight loss journey, Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz notes that her success underlines the dramatic, long term benefits of bariatric surgery.

Losing weight with traditional methods may be harder than most people think.

The Dr. Feiz & Associates team understands that, while comedians often joke about their weight issues, severe obesity is no laughing matter, and is acutely aware of the stressors and difficulties patients face in their weight loss journeys.

An article published February 11th on The Orange County Register notes that in her latest comedy album, outspoken comedienne Lisa Lampanelli is “characteristically forthcoming” about her dramatic 100-pound weight loss journey following bariatric surgery and her ongoing struggle with food. According to Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz M.D., F.A.C.S., the fact that Ms. Lampanelli underwent bariatric surgery in 2012 and has been able to keep the weight off since then highlights the transformative nature of weight loss surgery and underlines its long term effectiveness. Dr. Feiz explains that, for people with severe obesity who have repeatedly yet unsuccessfully struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise, bariatric procedures can provide excellent and dramatic results. Furthermore, because every patient is unique, numerous bariatric procedures are available in order to best help them accomplish their weight loss goals. Dr. Feiz explains some of the most popular choices:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy – Lisa Lampanelli might be famous for her insults, but she is just one of many gastric sleeve patients who have good things to say about their new healthier, slimmer figures. So, it is unsurprising that the gastric sleeve is becoming the most popular weight loss surgical option for its numerous benefits, explains Dr. Feiz. For starters, patients will feel full from meals much more quickly, because the procedure removes a large portion of the stomach. Additionally, Dr. Feiz notes, this reduces production of the hormone ghrelin, which is believed responsible for the constant hunger pangs that make long term weight loss so difficult. These two factors, physical and hormonal, make the sleeve gastrectomy procedure an extremely effective live-saving option for individuals with severe obesity struggling to lose weight, notes Dr. Feiz.
  • Lap Band – Due to its minimally invasive and reversible nature, the Lap Band has become the go-to form of treatment for severe obesity for patients from all walks of life, including New Jersey Governor and former presidential contender Chris Christie, who has lost 85 pounds. Dr. Feiz explains that his team at Dr. Feiz & Associates is fully experienced at not only placing the Lap Band, but providing excellent follow-up and post-up care to ensure patients fully realize their weight loss goals.

The Dr. Feiz & Associates team understands that, while comedians often joke about their weight issues, severe obesity is no laughing matter, and is acutely aware of the stressors and difficulties patients face in their weight loss journeys. For more information about the success that patients of Dr. Feiz and Associates have experienced, interested readers may call the bariatric surgery clinic at (310) 855-8058 or visit its website at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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