Article on UK Surgeons’ Support of Bariatric Surgery Highlights the Procedures’ Potential Societal Benefits, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on the article, the bariatric surgery center explains that, if Great Britain’s NHS could benefit financially from performing more weight loss procedures, America’s insurance companies may also stand to benefit.

With the help of weight loss surgery procedures, a great many patients are able to dramatically improve their physical health and fitness levels on a permanent basis.

Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that bariatric surgery is scientifically proven to be effective in helping people with severe obesity shed dramatically large percentages of their body weight.

According to an article published May 11th on The Guardian, British bariatric surgeons have noted that, less than 1% of United Kingdom residents who could benefit from bariatric surgery are actually undergoing the procedure. The article explains that, if the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) increases the number of bariatric procedures it offers to obese patients from 6,000 to 50,000 a year, it will not only significantly improve the lives of those individual patients, but actually save the centralized national medical system significant amounts of money in the long term according to the surgeons. Commenting on this article, the Los Angeles based bariatric surgery center, Dr. Feiz & Associates, explains that, although the United States has a very different health care system, it may largely be worthwhile for American health insurers to also consider the potential cost saving benefits involved, not to mention the positive impact on its customers.

Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that bariatric surgery is scientifically proven to be effective in helping people with severe obesity shed dramatically large percentages of their body weight, and it is typically employed after these individuals have attempted various dietary changes and exercise regimens without success. The bariatric clinic notes that, for complex reasons associated with the human body’s physiology and behavioral mechanisms, the more weight an individual with obesity needs to lose, the more hugely difficult it actually is to shed the pounds. The good news, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes, is that, people who lose weight over the long term can expect a significant improvement in physical mobility, cardiovascular health, and overall longevity. So, with these factors in mind, it would make sense for insurance companies to go so far as to encourage people with severe obesity to obtain bariatric surgery, Dr. Feiz & Associates comments. Because patients who are successful in returning to a healthy body mass index (BMI) have effectively reduced their risk of hospital visits related to heart failure and type 2 diabetes, for example, it may be a sensible option to fund more bariatric procedures now for greater savings and human benefit in the long run, the clinic notes.

With the help of weight loss surgery procedures, a great many patients are able to dramatically improve their physical health and fitness levels on a permanent basis, significantly extending their lives and greatly improving their overall quality of life. For more information about the benefits bariatric surgery offers, interested readers may call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (310) 855-8058 or visit the bariatric clinic’s website at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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