This [study] is an extremely good sign for women considering weight loss surgery, and demonstrates just how effective the procedures can be at helping prevent a variety of serious health conditions.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2015
According to an article published October 5th by the American Journal of Managed Care, a recent study has shown that women who successfully lose weight with a bariatric procedure are much less likely to develop endometrial cancer, which affects 55,000 women in the United States each year. The article notes that anywhere from 40 to 50 percent of all endometrial cancer cases are caused by obesity, and in a study of 71 women where 10 percent had precancerous indicators, those potential dangers “seemed to have resolved following their procedure.” According to Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Dr. Feiz and Associates, this is an extremely good sign for women considering weight loss surgery, and demonstrates just how effective the procedures can be at helping prevent a variety of serious health conditions.
Dr. Feiz explains that, while weight loss surgery’s ability to help patients overcome comorbidities such as diabetes and heart disease have been long known, the addition of endometrial cancer to the list of diseases and conditions whose prevalence can be reduced by weight loss surgery is incredibly significant. Because type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are often perceived as chronic conditions that a great many patients must deal with, Dr. Feiz explains that certain insurance companies may not express a high-degree of urgency in covering a procedure that has been proven to send those conditions into remission. Cancer, however, is a disease that carries such urgency in the health care community that this discovery may lead insurance companies to look at weight loss surgery differently.
Currently, Dr. Feiz explains, many health insurance companies provide coverage to candidates based on an economical calculation of how much a reduction in obesity will reduce the sum of that patient’s healthcare costs going forward. Yet, when viewing weight loss surgery as a way to prevent deadly, obesity-related cancers, Dr. Feiz explains that these insurance companies may better understand the many urgent dangers that obesity may present to a patient’s health.
The reason why weight loss surgery is so effective at helping patients move past co-morbidities is simple, Dr. Feiz explains. Obesity directly causes a great number of health problems, and weight loss surgery is far and away the most effective medical tool available to help patients lose a significant amount of weight. Patients interested in learning more about weight loss surgery and the work done by the entire team at Dr. Feiz and Associates can call them at 310-855-8058 or visit them online at http://www.DrFeiz.com.