Article on One Family’s Weight Loss Success Highlights Benefits of Bariatric Surgery, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles bariatric surgery clinic notes that the more families everywhere are benefitting from weight loss medicine.

The Doctors TV show presents Dr. Michael Feiz performing Sleeve Gastrectomy on a family.

Dr. Feiz and Associates applauds the family’s decision and agrees; noting that living with obesity is far more dangerous than undergoing bariatric surgery.

A recent article published January 24th in DNA tells the story of an Indian family’s life changing experience with bariatric surgery. Rajesh Dedhia, his wife Kalpana, and son Bhavik were weighing in at over 260 lbs. each when they made the crucial decision for each member to undergo a sleeve gastrectomy procedure. Although the family members were not suffering from any major health ailments at the time due to their obesity, they decided that early preventive action was required. Los Angeles based bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Dr. Feiz and Associates applauds the family’s decision and agrees; noting that living with obesity is far more dangerous than undergoing bariatric surgery. Indeed, the bariatric surgery center notes, severe obesity can lead to a shorter life span as well as many life threatening health issues, often referred to as co-morbidities, which include diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. While weight loss surgery is by no means a magic bullet to reduce excess weight, the center notes, it can definitely make seemingly unattainable goals to dramatically reduce excess weight more realistic; particular for those in which obesity is a hereditary trend, as identified in the Dedhia family. Because the sleeve gastrectomy procedure was significantly effective for this family, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes this particular procedure’s benefits:

Short term – On average, patients lost just over 60 percent of their excess fat within a year of having the sleeve gastrectomy procedure– which means it’s no surprise that it has become the fastest growing choice for weight loss surgery, the bariatric surgery center notes. While results vary from patient to patient and study to study, they explain that the scientific consensus around weight loss surgery is stronger than ever. For those with severe obesity, bariatric surgery with a qualified surgeon remains the only proven method for achieving significant weight loss in severely obese patients.

Long term – Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that perhaps the greatest advantage of the sleeve gastrectomy procedure is that it not only helps severely obese patients lose a significant amount of weight, but it allows them to keep it off as well. In short, the sensation of hunger is caused by hormones released by the stomach. As such, the removal of a major part of the stomach results in a near elimination of ghrelin hormones, which ultimately results in a feeling of fullness after only a light meal.

At Dr. Feiz & Associates, when it comes to any bariatric surgery procedure, patient care is considered the highest priority. The clinic also notes their commitment to the latest techniques, including needlescopic sleeve gastectomy. For additional information about the success that patients of Dr. Feiz & Associates have experienced, call the bariatric surgery center today at (310) 855-8058 or visit it online at

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