Article on Bariatric Surgery and Blood Sugar Confirms many of the Known Advantages of Weight Loss Surgery, Notes Dr. Michael Feiz

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles bariatric surgeon explains that, while previous studies have shown similar advantages in terms of improvements for diabetics, this new data is further confirmation of those benefits.

One of Dr. Feiz's satisfied patients.

[This study] can be added to the long list of studies involving diabetes and bariatric surgery that together make an undeniable case about its benefits.

According to an article published October 22nd by The Economic Times, the results of a recent study solidify the already known fact that bariatric surgery can be an incredibly effective method for controlling diabetes and blood sugar levels in overweight patients. Specifically, the study found that 92 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes saw a resolution of their symptoms. While it has been long known that losing weight can help those with type 2 diabetes send the disease into remission, this study, and many others over the past several years, have focused specifically how losing the weight with weight loss surgery affects a patient’s chances of being able to control the disease. According to Michael Feiz M.D., F.A.C.S., a renowned bariatric surgeon in Los Angeles, while it is true that no broad conclusions should necessarily be drawn from this study alone, due to the fact that it only involved patients of one specific surgeon, it can be added to the long list of studies involving diabetes and bariatric surgery that together make an undeniable case about its benefits.

In fact, in pointing to data provided by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Feiz explains that, when researchers examined every known study of bariatric surgery and diabetes, they found that 85 percent of bariatric surgery patients experienced improvements, while 78 percent had complete remission. Additionally, he notes that this was no small number of studies examined. At the time of the review the researchers looked at 621 separate studies involving a total of 135,247 patients from around the world.

Dr. Feiz explains that the reason that the number isn’t even closer to one hundred percent is that the chance of remission is tied to the amount of weight lost, and it is true that some patients have below average weight loss results from their procedures. Dr. Feiz notes that he and his team make sure that all patients are aware that, although bariatric surgery is perhaps the greatest, medically proven method for sustained major weight loss, it is not a silver bullet solution to obesity. Yet, he explains that, when patients go to a highly skilled surgeon with a support team capable of guiding patients smoothly through their weight loss journey, the chances of success can be maximized.

Patients interested in learning more about weight loss surgery can attend one of the free information seminars regularly hosted by Dr. Feiz and Associates. To find out more about the seminars and about weight loss surgery in general, patients can call 310-855-8058 or visit the medical group online at

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