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2013-11-18 20:21:06

The twin epidemics of morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes have a serious grip on the nation, but patients are able to kick both problems to the wayside with the help of Dr. Feiz LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity rates climb year after year, and even extreme obesity, where a patient is well over 100 pounds overweight, has seen a fivefold increase in the period between 1986 and 2000. As the premier weight loss surgery provider in Southern California, Michael Feiz, MD,...

2013-11-16 00:22:18

Thanks to the network of weight loss specialists at BHP, you can enjoy your Thanksgiving feast and still stay healthy and fit throughout the holiday season! LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The joy of Thanksgiving can be a wonderful experience. However, for those who struggle with weight issues, it can also be a challenge. With so many delicious holiday treats at your fingertips, slipping into poor eating habits is all too easy. Fortunately for those in Southern California,...

2013-11-14 23:29:18

NIH Study Confirms What New Jersey Bariatric Center Surgeons See Every Day – Patients Successfully Maintain Weight Loss with Gastric Bypass And Lap-Band Procedures Springfield, NJ (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 A recent study that found weight loss surgery patients maintain their weight loss years after surgery is further evidence of how effective weight loss surgery can be in helping people keep their weight off for the long term, according to a leading New Jersey surgeon who specializes in...

2013-11-14 16:27:12

Police officer turned high-end wedding cake designer Constance McLin achieves her ideal weight and a transformed attitude thanks to Dr. Michael Feiz & Associates LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is World Diabetes Day, and no one is more aware of the threat of type 2 diabetes than Constance McLin or her bariatric surgeon, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Severely pre-diabetic, taking high blood pressure medication, and suffering from sleep apnea, Ms. McLin had seen the...

2013-11-09 23:01:40

An ongoing study in the United States based in the University of Cincinnati shows that obesity surgery is safe for teenagers and has good results. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 An ongoing study in the United States based in the University of Cincinnati shows that obesity surgery is safe for teenagers and has good results. Read the study at http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/kids-health/230506551.html. The ongoing studies in North America have only looked at the lap band and...

2013-11-07 12:50:02

Initial results of a first and largest of its kind study focusing on the safety of adolescent bariatric surgery were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics. The “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is being conducted at five sites in the U.S., including Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, is the study's principal investigator. “This...

2013-11-05 20:23:05

November is American Diabetes Month and Dr. Michael Feiz is leading the charge to treat Type 2 diabetes through bariatric surgeries LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., believes that there's no time like American Diabetes Month to point out that weight loss surgery is the most effective weapon obese people have in the battle against diabetes. While insulin injections and other medications have proven extremely useful for...

2013-11-05 12:29:05

Single-Port Laparoscopy No Longer Viewed As Promising Technique, According to Millennium Research Group TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the United States (US) market for laparoscopic devices will see moderate market growth of about three percent over the next ten years as these procedures are increasingly adopted over open techniques. This is largely because laparoscopy...

2013-11-04 16:42:40

In an analysis that included nearly 1,000 patients, self-reported weights following bariatric surgery were close to measured weights, suggesting that self-reported weights used in studies are accurate enough to be used when measured weights are not available, according to a Research Letter published online by JAMA. "Obtaining standardized weights in long-term studies can be difficult. Self-reported weights are more easily obtained, but less accurate than those from a calibrated scale and...

2013-11-04 16:41:22

In 3-year follow-up after bariatric surgery, substantial weight loss was observed among individuals who were severely obese, with most of the change occurring during the first year; however, there was variability in the amount of weight loss, as well as in diabetes, blood pressure, and lipid outcomes, according to a study published online by JAMA. "Bariatric surgery results in large, sustained weight loss in severely obese [body mass index (BMI) ≥ 35] populations. Although generally...