Article on Joint Health Highlights One of Many Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles bariatric surgery clinic Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that this new research highlights yet another healthful benefit of bariatric surgery.

One of Dr. Feiz's satisfied patients.

Dr. Feiz notes that his clinic offers bariatric surgery procedures which are scientifically proven to be effective weight loss solutions in the long term.

According to an article published February 18th on Medical Xpress, researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City found that bariatric surgery prior to knee replacement is an effective means of improving patient joint health and prevents related issues such as arthritis of the knee. Commenting on this article, Los Angeles based bariatric surgery center Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, because obesity is well understood to be a risk factor for developing arthritis and other bone and joint issues, this new research confirms the experiences of many former patients who have noted a reduction in bone and joint pain following successful bariatric surgery.

Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., explains that many patients with mobility related pain prior to weight loss surgery praise the procedure for helping them reduce excess weight and regaining physical ability. One of the many difficulties with weight loss, especially for people with severe obesity, Dr. Feiz explains, is that even when these individuals attempt physical activity in order to shed excess pounds, all too often it can be quite painful. Dr. Feiz explains that the excess body weight the severely obese carry substantially affects the joints, particularly the knees and hips, and leads to rapid wear and tear, as well as inflammation. Ultimately, this can lead to osteoarthritis, characterized by a breakdown of the cartilage that holds bone joints together. Fortunately, Dr. Feiz notes, in the long run, successful bariatric surgery can not only lessen or prevent this condition, but may even reverse some of its damaging effects.

Dr. Feiz notes that, for people with severe obesity, the process of slimming down to a healthy weight is always vastly more difficult than for someone with an average body mass index (BMI) to lose ten or fifteen pounds. As noted above, just going for a walk or a jog can quickly lead to joint pain and breathing difficulty. What’s more, even reducing one’s daily caloric intake by a few hundred calories can lead to constant, severe feelings of hunger, making it seem that the body itself is working against the person in every possible way.

Dr. Feiz notes that his clinic offers bariatric surgery procedures which are scientifically proven to be effective weight loss solutions in the long term. While no single bariatric procedure is ideal for every patient, numerous options, including the gastric sleeve, the Lap Band, or even a conversion from one to the other are available to support patients in their weight loss goals. For more information about the success that Dr. Feiz and his patients have achieved, readers may call the bariatric surgery clinic at (310) 855-8058 or browse the clinic’s website at

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