Article on Weight Loss Apps Shows Another Example of How Technology can Aid in Weight Loss, Notes Dr. Michael Feiz

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles bariatric surgeon notes that technology can be an incredibly important tool when it comes to losing weight.

Bariatric surgery results with Dr. Feiz.

The doctor adds that there are several aspects of the surgeries in particular that are particularly impactful in making the journey possible.

According to an article published September 3rd by CBS Philly, a new smartphone app is helping children lose weight by identifying if the food a child is about to eat is healthy by labeling it as red, yellow, or green. The article notes that children were more likely to move away from choosing the “red” foods after using the app for a period of time. According to Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Dr. Feiz and Associates, the idea that technology and modern medical advancements can aid in the weight loss process is the basis of weight loss surgery. He notes that, while these technologies may help fight obesity, they are not cures in and of themselves, but rather tools that can help aid in a larger weight loss journey. The doctor adds that there are several aspects of the surgeries in particular that are particularly impactful in making the journey possible:

  • Limiting Stomach Capacity: Dr. Feiz notes that the reason why both the gastric band and the sleeve gastrectomy are so effective at helping patients lose weight is that they use advanced technologies that allow the capacity of the stomach to be limited and significantly reduce the appetite. The gastric band uses a safe and effective band at the entrance to the stomach to slow the consumption of food, while a sleeve gastrectomy uses a carefully developed surgical technique to create a stomach about 20 percent of the size of the original.
  • The Laparoscopic Method: While weight loss surgeries could be performed using an open surgical technique, the highly advanced laparoscopic technique can be used to effectively perform the procedures with a quicker recovery time and a decreased risk of complications. Additionally, Dr. Feiz notes that, as the laparoscopic procedures get more and more advanced, the scarring that patients experience after the procedure also gets increasingly minimized.

Dr. Feiz explains that his offices are equipped with only the most state of the art equipment to ensure that all of his team’s skill and surgical experience is bolstered by the highest level of technology. Dr. Feiz is proud of the fact that his practice has an outstanding rate of success, which is surely a result of his staff’s attention to detail, and adherence to the highest standards of patient safety and care. Any patients interested in learning more about weight loss surgery, or in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Feiz to begin their weight loss journey, can call Dr. Feiz and Associates at 310-855-8058 or visit the medical office online at

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