Fraudulent Weight-Loss Book Refunds Underline the Scientifically Proven Status of Bariatric Surgery, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article on how Federal Trade Commission’s is due to distribute refunds to customers who purchased a fraudulent weight-loss book, Los Angeles bariatric surgery center Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that bariatric surgery remains the only proven medical intervention for severe obesity and that obesity “magic bullets” simply do not exist.

Dr. Feiz notes that living with obesity is far more dangerous than bariatric surgery.

The medical center explains that bariatric surgery is the only method to reduce excess weight in patients with severe obesity.

An article published February 16th on U.S. News announces that federal authorities will begin to compensate the more than 1 million people who purchased imprisoned television pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s fraudulent weight-loss book , “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About,” with refunds. According to Los Angeles bariatric surgery center Dr. Feiz & Associates, due to the prevalence of obesity in this country, it is unfortunately not surprising that many people struggling to lose weight would be drawn to dubious pseudo-scientific cures for obesity advertising on television infomercials and elsewhere. Dr. Feiz & Associates further notes that they fully understand the difficulty countless Americans face in shedding large amounts of excess weight, especially when significantly reducing dietary intake over the long term remains incredibly difficult for most patients. The medical center explains that bariatric surgery is the only method to reduce excess weight in patients with severe obesity that is scientifically proven to facilitate long term reduction in food consumption and, therefore, body mass. Although weight loss surgery is highly effective in helping individuals with high body mass indexes (BMIs) lose excess weight, the center cautions against considering this type of procedure a cure-all, as the weight loss process still necessitates a permanent change in eating habits following surgery. Nonetheless, Dr. Feiz & Associates note, on average, patients can expect to lose between 40 and 60 percent of their excess body weight within the first year after their procedure.

Patients with severe obesity, on the whole, find it much harder to lose weight and engage in exercise than people with lower BMIs do, the clinic notes. That is why, Dr. Feiz & Associates states that these patients may experience difficulty in engaging in healthy activities that they and their family members enjoy, and patients often praise bariatric surgery’s ability to bring about a higher overall quality of life.

An equally important benefit of weight loss surgery is that over time, it can lead to a dramatic reduction in comorbidities, or health concerns related to obesity, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes. Because heart disease and type II diabetes can both be by obesity, weight loss surgery, which includes the gastric sleeve and Lap Band procedures, can actually help mitigate or even completely reverse these issues. Dr. Feiz & Associate’s patients also report a reduction in bone and joint pain, sleep apnea, and cholesterol issues. That is why, Dr. Feiz & Associates note, doctors and patients agree that these surgical procedures can be truly life-saving.

For supplemental information about the consistent success that patients of Dr. Feiz & Associates have experienced, readers may give the bariatric surgery clinic a call at (310) 855-8058 or browse its website at

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