Article on Bariatric Surgery and Psoriasis is Yet Another Reminder of Bariatric Surgery’s Benefits, Notes Dr. Feiz and Associates

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles bariatric surgeon explains that, for those considering weight loss surgery who may be suffering from psoriasis, this is even more reason to opt for one of the truly life-changing procedures.

Dr. Feiz and his staff have helped countless patients start down the path to a healthy future.

This new research is just one of the many studies that have demonstrated the immense benefits that weight loss surgery can have for obese patients suffering from related co-morbidities.

According to an article published November 16th by Clinical Advisor, research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals points to the fact that psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis may be reduced in patients who have successfully lost weight with bariatric surgery. In a study of 86 patients who had psoriasis and 21 with psoriatic arthritis before their bariatric procedure, 55 percent of psoriasis patients and 62 percent of patients with psoriatic arthritis saw improvements in their condition after surgery. The article also notes that the amount of weight that patients lost was correlated to the overall improvement in their condition – those who lost the most weight saw the more significant improvements. According to Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz M.D., F.A.C.S., this new research is just one of the many studies that have demonstrated the immense benefits that weight loss surgery can have for obese patients suffering from related co-morbidities.

Dr. Feiz explains that, while obesity itself can surely be a burden, it is often the obesity related co-morbidities, such as psoriasis, that are the real burden on an obese patient’s quality of life. He notes that, with the new data, psoriasis now joins the ranks of other chronic conditions, including joint pain, which may not decrease the length of a person’s life, but will surely decrease its quality. However, Dr. Feiz reminds readers that there certainly are a great number of obesity related co-morbidities, such as heart disease and diabetes, which decrease both the quality and the length of a person’s life.

Luckily, as Dr. Feiz points out, separate studies have shown that these potentially fatal co-morbidities are also greatly improved with successful weight loss surgery. In fact, numerous studies over the years have all shown that weight loss surgery is an effective way for many patients suffering from type 2 diabetes to completely send their disease into remission. While results surely vary based on the individual patients, and how much weight they were able to lose with bariatric surgery, Dr. Feiz explains that there are few other methods of treatment out there that match the benefits seen in bariatric surgery.

Dr. Feiz concludes that, while bariatric surgery is shown to provide patients with great overall results, choosing the right surgeon to perform the procedure is also extremely important. For more information about the success that patients have had by electing a bariatric procedure with Dr. Feiz and Associates, call the medical clinic today at 800-868-5946 or visit them online at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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