Dietician’s Weight Loss Tips Highlight Bariatric Surgery’s Benefits, Notes Dr. Michael Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles-based bariatric surgeon notes that, while dieting advice can help some people fulfill their New Year’s resolutions, bariatric surgery is the best option for severely obese individuals with large amounts of weight to lose.

Kim lost 70 pounds with the support of Dr. Feiz & Associates

Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, while weight loss surgery is not a magic bullet, it can definitely make weight loss goals which may seem impossible significantly more attainable.

A recent article published January 20th on WFAA lists dieting tips from a registered nutritionist. This advice consists of suggestions such as not skipping meals, keeping a daily food intake journal, and not taking in excess calories via sugary beverages. Los Angeles based bariatric surgery center Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, while these tips may prove helpful to those hoping to lose ten or twenty pounds, bariatric surgery is the only proven method to help severely obese individuals lose large amounts of weight – and keep it off. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. adds that while he may personally prescribe pieces of this advice, such as increasing one’s water intake, downsizing meals, and cutting out calorie rich beverages, these suggestions are easier to stick to for those who have received bariatric surgery procedures, such as the micro sleeve gastrectomy or Lap Band. Alongside this, the doctor adds that the large majority of people with weight issues are already well aware of the necessary measures to take in order to shed pounds, such as diet and exercise but, especially for those with severe obesity, it can be very difficult to attain positive and long-lasting results. Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, while weight loss surgery is not a magic bullet, it can definitely make weight loss goals which may seem impossible significantly more attainable. Furthermore, the bariatric surgery center notes some of the remarkable health benefits associated with weight loss:

  • Alleviating comorbidities – Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that obesity is vastly more dangerous than having weight loss surgery. Fortunately, studies show that bariatric surgery can significantly improve and resolve many weight related health conditions, including type II diabetes, hypertension, heart issues, and sleep apnea. While these are often thought of as separate health concerns, they can all be caused directly by obesity.
  • Easing bone and joint pain – Osteoarthritis, also known as wear and tear arthritis, is quite common in severely obese people, notes Dr. Feiz & Associates. With excess body weight placed on joints, particularly hips and knees, rapid wear and tear can result in further health problems. These include decreased mobility, pain, and continuous back strain and spinal issues, making exercise much more difficult to pursue. The practice also notes that a recent study of 500 patients showed a 90% resolution of arthritis among surgical patients, which demonstrates yet another potentially enormous health and quality of life benefit to bariatric surgery.

For any weight loss surgical procedure, Dr. Feiz & Associates pride themselves on making patient care their highest priority. For additional information about the success that patients of Dr. Feiz & Associates have enjoyed, call the bariatric surgery center at (310) 855-8058 or visit it online at

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