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Medical Weight Loss in Los Angeles

Medical Weight Loss in Los Angeles

For years now, people struggling with morbid obesity have been subjected to a torrent of misinformation about diet fads. Many people have tried very hard to shed the pounds, but have discovered that the methods they were using were ultimately ineffective, through no fault of their own. Today, however, advancements in technology have made medical weight loss in Los Angeles a very real alternative. Here at Dr. Feiz & Associates, we have had tremendous success with a variety of surgical procedures to achieve dramatic weight loss.

One of the most popular approaches to medical weight loss in Los Angeles is the Lap Band. This procedure involves fitting a small, flexible plastic band around the upper portion of the stomach. Saline injections tighten the band and constrict the stomach into an hour glass shape. This causes food particles to travel more slowly through the stomach to the intestines, causing the patient to achieve a sensation of satiety more quickly.

Another cutting edge approach to medical weight loss in Los Angeles is sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure involves removing 75-85% of the stomach and reshaping what remains into a sleeve, or banana-shaped structure. Like with the Lap Band, this method offers the patient a more regulated food intake. Unlike the Lap Band, it does involve cutting of major organs. At the same time, it does offer immediate weight loss.

Not every surgical procedure is the best choice for every patient. Consult with the experts at Dr. Feiz & Associates to determine what the best course of action is for your particular needs.
For California residents who have tried every diet and exercise out there but are still clinically obese, weight loss surgery in California is a viable way to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Weight loss surgery is not for every California individual who wants to shed a few pounds, however - the National Institute of Health has very strict guidelines on who can and cannot qualify for weight loss surgery. People who want to have weight loss surgery in California must have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 35 in addition to more than one documented obesity-related medical condition in order to qualify for weight loss surgery. For individuals who have a body mass index of 40 or above, however, there does not need to be any further documented medical problems to qualify for the weight loss surgery in California.

Additionally, individual weight loss surgery doctors usually have their own set of criteria for determining whether or not a patient is an ideal candidate for the procedure. Dr. Feiz, renowned Beverly Hills-based weight loss surgeon, performs a complete assessment of each patient that includes a detailed application to learn about health and weight loss history, an in-depth nutritional, psychological and medical exam and an honest assessment of the impact of obesity on the patient’s life. Dr. Feiz provides his weight loss surgery in Beverly Hills patients with the best evaluation, diagnosis and care possible, which is why he has performed the world’s most cosmetic Lap Band surgeries. Patients, who are looking for the best weight loss surgeon come to Dr. Feiz’s office in Beverly Hills, are not disappointed with their results.

Dr. Feiz & Associates offer many options to people interested in solutions for weight loss in Los Angeles. The highly experienced Dr. Michael Feiz and his team provide gastric sleeve surgery and the Lap Band in Los Angeles. They also provide gastric sleeve surgery and the Lap Band in Beverly Hills, Oxnard, Huntington Beach, and a variety of other convenient office locations.

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