Dr. Feiz & Associates note that, for people with severe obesity and large amounts of excess weight to lose, weight loss surgery is one of the most effective ways they can improve both the quality and length of their lives.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2016
According to an article published March 4th on The Des Moines Register, local resident Pearce Powers lost over 130 pounds with the help of a gastric sleeve procedure. Mr. Powers notes that being severely obese had negatively affected his physical and mental health; he experienced high blood pressure, sleep apnea, as well as joint pain, which made exercise much more difficult than if he was only moderately overweight. What’s more, he says he also experienced depression when he was discouraged by his lack of weight loss progress. However, he explains that after weight loss surgery, he was able to lose a great deal of excess weight, which took pressure off his joints and enabled him to accomplish the remainder of his weight loss goals through exercise and healthy eating. Additionally, he notes that his sleep apnea has ceased, and that he no longer takes medication for high blood pressure. According to Los Angeles based bariatric surgery center Dr. Feiz & Associates, Mr. Powers’ story is far from unusual, and that the decision to undergo bariatric surgery is the best possible choice for a great many patients who are dealing with multiple health issues due to severe obesity.
Dr. Feiz & Associates agrees with Mr. Powers’ statement that that weight loss surgery is far from a cosmetic procedure; in fact, they note, it should be considered a life-saving procedure since obesity is related to numerous life-threatening health conditions. The practice also explains that bariatric surgery should not be seen as a quick fix by any means; because many people with severe obesity intensely struggle to lose excess weight via conventional methods without lasting success, bariatric surgery is a method of jump starting the weight loss process by reducing the appetite. Furthermore, they explain that weight loss surgery is not a “magic bullet” for weight loss; candidates for surgery work with healthcare professionals before and after the procedure to ensure that they are willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes in order to shed the pounds. In Mr. Powers’ case, by adapting a healthier diet and staying with it, going on walks multiple times a week, and working out at the gym, he was able to attain success.
Dr. Feiz & Associates note that, for people with severe obesity and large amounts of excess weight to lose, weight loss surgery is one of the most effective ways they can improve both the quality and length of their lives. For more information about the success that Dr. Feiz and his patients have achieved, or to schedule a consultation at the clinic, interested readers may call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (310) 855-8058 or visit the clinic’s website at http://www.DrFeiz.com. The professional and courteous team at Dr. Feiz & Associates note that they are ready and available to answer any relevant questions of prospective patients.