In the past, weight loss surgery has been demeaned as some sort of “easy way out” for people who aren’t willing to put in the hard work of dieting and exercise. Nothing could be further from the truth. At Dr. Feiz & Associates, a prestigious weight loss surgery center in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Michael Feiz has consulted with patients from every walk of life, and he can attest to the fact that most of them have spent years trying traditional diet and exercise methods, to no avail. As the media shines a greater spotlight on America’s growing obesity problem, it’s becoming increasingly evident that there is more to these people’s stories than mere laziness or lack of effort.
Today, more physicians are recommending that their patients consider a surgical approach to weight loss. Why? In part because evidence is piling up that concludes there are vital health benefits to bariatric surgery. Recent studies have concluded that some of these procedures can actually have more of an impact on so-called co-morbidities (obesity-related conditions such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes) than traditional approaches. Indeed, many patients who undergo such operations see their diabetes go into remission, allowing them to completely get off their medication.