While many Americans make New Year's resolutions focused on self-improvement, those who are overweight or obese likely prioritize getting down to a healthy weight. However, these resolutions often focus too much on the aesthetic side of being slimmer instead of the health aspect, leading millions of people to spend an exorbitant amount of money on unproven diet or weight loss products, only to be left disappointed and heavier than they were to start. Often, when board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz educates his patients about bariatric surgeries like the sleeve gastrectomy in Rancho Cucamonga, Beverly Hills, or any of his other offices, he emphasizes that maintaining healthy weight isn't just to look good, but to be healthier. In fact, Dr. Feiz always emphasizes health as the ultimate goal of bariatric surgery, whether weighing the options of gastric sleeve vs. lap band surgery, or other routes to health.
Excessive body weight can tax every bodily system, and Dr. Feiz helps patients achieve a healthy weight through surgical means, most commonly the lap band and sleeve gastrectomy. Once an obese person loses significant weight, they experience better mobility, they sleep more deeply, and are able to accomplish more once they look and feel better. Most importantly, that person's relationship with food completely changes for the better, helping them maintain a healthy weight for good as they establish a new lifestyle.