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Bariatric Surgery in Los Angeles

Bariatric surgery is a broad term that refers to multiple weight loss procedures. However, these weight loss procedures are not magic. They don't make weight loss easy, rather they make it achievable.

Bariatric surgeries make significant changes in your digestive system that ultimately make it easier for you to lose weight.

These surgeries help people when changes in diet and exercise have failed or when they are suffering from weight-related health issues that need to be addressed urgently. 

Some bariatric procedures help people eat less by controlling hunger. In contrast, other bariatric procedures support weight loss by limiting the body's ability to intake food, making it physically uncomfortable to overeat.

Reasons Why Bariatric Surgeries are Suggested:

Bariatric surgeries help you lose excess body weight and aid in the elimination of associated life-threatening health problems. These health concerns include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease 
  • Stroke
  • NAFLD (Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease)
  • NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis)

Types of bariatric surgery

There are two main categories of bariatric surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass.

Sleeve Gastrectomy. It is one of the common and well-known bariatric procedures. It involves removing 75-85% of the patient's stomach, ultimately giving it the appearance of a sleeve. The effectiveness of this procedure is relatively high, the reason being that this method supports weight loss in two ways: 

  1. Reducing the stomach size, making it uncomfortable to overeat.
  2. The removal of the part of the stomach responsible for the production of a hunger hormone known as ghrelin. Reduced production of ghrelin causes a reduced urge to eat.

Gastric Bypass. Gastric Bypass is a well-known procedure with an excellent success record and has helped many people lose weight. However, it is becoming less common due to the radical nature of the procedure. 

In this process, doctors create a small stomach pouch about the size of an egg that is later surgically connected to the small intestine, making it difficult for the patient to overeat.

Moreover, if a patient consumes a specific type of food, it may cause an unpleasant reaction in his/her digestive system.

Patients who undergo gastric Bypass should be careful about the type of nutrients and supplements they consume.

Who qualifies for bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is only recommended for people who are critically obese. Typically those who qualify must have a body mass index of 40 or above. Additionally, people with a body mass index of 30 or above may also be eligible provided they suffer from related health issues, like heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

Are you eligible for bariatric surgery?

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery is to consult with an experienced doctor. A consultation with a qualified doctor will answer all of your questions regarding your specific condition.

[pc]If you’re looking for an expert who performs successful bariatric surgery in Los Angeles, then Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., should be your first choice.

He has helped many patients lose their stubborn body weight. Please contact us via phone, email, or the contact page on our website for more information.

Today you may be able to find a plethora of information regarding weight loss on the internet. However, every patient is unique and requires a personalized treatment plan. What works for one person may not be the best solution for another depending on various factors, including genetics and lifestyle. For this reason, you should consult a doctor and describe your exact situation before undergoing any procedure.

If you are unsure whether bariatric surgery is the right solution for you, Dr. Feiz offers a free preliminary consultation and would be happy to access your needs.

Free consultations are available in the following areas:

  • Beverly Hills
  • Oxnard, Hesperia
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Bakersfield
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Valencia
  • Oxnard
  • Hesperia
  • Lancaster

Dr. Feiz can advise on the following types of bariatric surgeries:

  • FDA-compliant Lap Band
  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Conversion surgeries 

During the session, the doctor analyzes the patient's medical history and may determine if they are eligible for a particular procedure.

Join Us for an Upcoming Online Weight Loss Seminar

Do you feel like you have tried everything to lose weight? Have you already had an unsuccessful weight loss surgery? Dr. Michael Feiz and his team will provide you with all the information and resources you need to make an educated decision about weight loss surgery. Although details vary from patient to patient, we will be with you every step of the way. From surgery—> to recovery—> to a permanent healthy lifestyle!

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