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Mission Accomplished: Fit Before 40 with Dr. Feiz

October 18, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — “I felt like people were looking at me all the time as ‘the fat girl’. [Ultimately,] I really wanted to get healthy before reaching 40. That’s what really motivated me,” the healthy thirty-six-year-old says of her weight loss surgery.

LAP Band patient Tyneda stands as a representative of the continued success patients have experienced with Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Through the surgical expertise and guidance of Dr. Feiz & Associates, Tyneda has lost 110 pounds, is wearing a size 10, and is experiencing unparalleled fulfillment.

Tyneda had struggled with obesity most of her life. Despite loving the outdoors and having a passion for physical activity, her battle with her own weight kept her from the things she loved. Every year, she would go snowboarding and become extremely tired and winded. Aside from the physical strain, she was self-conscious about her weight. Middle age wasn’t exactly close, but it was on the horizon, and a future without activities like snowboarding was nothing to look forward to.

As a result, Tyneda contemplated weight loss surgery options and researched a slew of Los Angeles surgeons. She considered partnering with Dr. Feiz when learning of his successful track record, his education, and his credentials, which includes his membership with the American Society for Bariatric Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

She attended a small-group seminar and was inspired. “I really liked his energy, his enthusiasm and passion. He was very detailed with his information and made you feel really comfortable.”

During the FDA-compliant LAP Band procedure, the surgeon does not alter the digestive tract of the patient, as is the case in gastric bypass surgery. The intestines are not repositioned during the operation, lowering the risk of complications. When provided with information such as this, Tyneda scheduled a personal consultation with Dr. Feiz.

Tyneda received her LAP Band surgery in September 2010. The healing process and visible results were far from immediate. She faced a year of adjustments, continued exercise, and healthy eating, with Dr. Feiz and his staff present every step of the way.

In the coming months, Dr. Feiz & Associates provided Tyneda with helpful documentation, nutritious meal plans, as well as the surgeon’s e-mail and cell phone in case she needed to air any concerns. She enjoyed the convenience of receiving the monthly adjustments at Dr. Feiz’ associates’ offices. Tyneda emphasizes that she was left with extremely minimal scaring after her surgery — only three tiny marks, each one smaller than a dime.

It’s much easier to face that 40(th) birthday now that her goal has been met. Tyneda looks forward to another season of snowboarding, minus the excess pounds. She is at “her happiest place now” when it comes to her weight and has no regrets. She says she would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Feiz to anyone struggling with obesity.

To learn more about LAP Band and weight loss surgery, please visit www.drfeiz.com.

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