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Why Bariatric Surgery Has Helped Fight Obesity

So often people give up their weight loss dreams because it ends up feeling hopeless. The more weight you carry on your body, the tougher it becomes to lose it. Not only do you have to struggle through the self-esteem issues and depression that are linked to obesity, it also becomes harder to exercise when you’re heavy. The longer you put off losing weight, the more you put your health at risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart attack. At Dr. Feiz and Associates, led by leading bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., we’re dedicated to helping you fight obesity through life-saving surgical procedures.

The lap band vs. sleeve debate has many pros and cons, but one thing is clear: these surgical procedures are helping people who previously couldn’t shed the pounds reach their weight loss goals. The lap band is a popular procedure because it is reversible, as a band is placed around the stomach. However, in some cases people don’t see the results they want. It’s also possible for there to be complications, leading to lap band revision surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery includes removing 75-85% of the stomach and often results in patients feeling less hungry.

Whether you’re interested in lap band, gastric sleeve, or band to sleeve surgery, it’s important to feel comfortable when getting a weight loss procedure. At Dr. Feiz and Associates we understand that it’s vital for our patients to have all of their pressing questions answered. To get started call one of our Southern Californian offices today to inquire about a free seminar.

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