Published on January 21, 2014 at 12:34 AM
The obesity surgery itself is just one tool Dr. Feiz utilizes to help his patients achieve a healthy weight, though, as he is incredibly committed to aftercare and counseling; which all but guarantees that every patient adapts properly to their new lifestyle and learns to eat healthily. Prospective patients are invited to free educational seminars throughout Los Angeles, where they are able to learn more about various bariatric procedures, eligibility criteria, insurance coverage information, as well as Dr. Feiz' personalized approach to patient care.
Dr. Feiz recognizes obesity as a disease, as it was formally identified by the American Medical Association (AMA) in June, 2013. Obesity is a serious problem that can potentially shorten life, particularly because it can lead to heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, asthma, depression, infertility, and many other health problems. The more overweight a person becomes, the more real the risks are for premature death. The patients Dr. Feiz sees are primarily in the morbidly obese category, meaning they are at least 100 pounds overweight, reflected by a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. As seen in Dr. Feiz' online before and after photo gallery, he is truly an expert in guiding his morbidly obese patients into a healthy BMI range.
Source: Dr. Feiz & Associates