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2012-09-28 14:21:50

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As vertical sleeve gastrectomy from Dr. Michael Feiz gains wider acceptance, those unhappy with the LAP Band are turning to it. "I'd tried everything else," is the oft heard mantra of patients who eventually sought bariatric surgery in pursuit of lasting weight loss. Trying every course of action naturally means dieting, increased exercise, and self-discipline regimens that would make a Benedictine monk wince. The LAP Band is most often a great way...

2012-09-18 10:24:30

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bariatric surgery, including sleeve gastrectomy, is becoming an increasingly popular approach to weight loss for people who are struggling with obesity. Nevertheless, people still harbor doubts about going under the knife, which makes a lot of sense to Dr. Michael Feiz, a prominent weight loss surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Feiz listens attentively to his patients' concerns, and does his best to alleviate any unnecessary anxiety before sleeve...

2012-09-12 10:25:21

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Research will get you everywhere according to a patient named Sasha, whose own blog now spreads the word about quality bariatric surgery. Her weight loss adventure has led to blind alleys and personal disasters, but after careful Internet research she found herself in good hands. Now the 26-year-old is making advances every day as she cruises swiftly toward her goal weight. While Sasha's grit and determination deserve much of the credit, sleeve...

2012-08-17 14:20:38

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the weight loss center of Dr. Michael Feiz (pronounced "phase") & Associates, there are a number of differences that reassure patients, and win acclaim and testimonials. Dr. Feiz's groundbreaking sleeve gastrectomy and LAP Band techniques have won him the praise of satisfied patients, and the admiration of other doctors. His almost completely scar-free technique, his high-tech instruments available nowhere else, and his impressive education...

2012-08-06 14:21:38

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bariatric surgery is widely considered an extremely safe and effective weight loss method. It's not meant to be the first option you reach for in the tool box, but for many people who have struggled in vain with diet and exercise, it may well be the last option they ever have to turn to. At Dr. Feiz & Associates, a leading weight loss surgery center in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Michael Feiz has seen firsthand the dramatic change his patients have...

2012-08-03 10:21:30

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past, weight loss surgery has been demeaned as some sort of "easy way out" for people who aren't willing to put in the hard work of dieting and exercise. Nothing could be further from the truth. At Dr. Feiz & Associates, a prestigious weight loss surgery center in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Michael Feiz has consulted with patients from every walk of life, and he can attest to the fact that most of them have spent years trying traditional diet...

2012-07-30 18:20:32

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study seems to indicate what many public health experts have been saying for a long time: obesity has become North America's #1 health menace. The results of the effort by Concordia University indicate that obesity-related health issues are now responsible for more doctor visits than smoking, long regarded as public health enemy #1. Regardless of the cause, one result of the increasingly intractable obesity epidemic is clear: continually...

2012-07-27 14:20:44

LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you tired of never feeling satiated, and over-eating as a result? Have you had enough of regurgitation caused by the blockage of food? These are some of the complaints of patients who have received the Lap Band, a gastric band device that has a tremendous track record for about 60% of patients, but sadly does leave about 40% with lackluster results. For that 40% still struggling with the Lap Band, there is an answer: sleeve gastrectomy. The...

2012-07-24 14:22:27

LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- America's growing waistline has been fodder for countless news stories about what, if anything, constitutes a reliable weight loss solution. Diet pills with flashy names have come and gone, arriving on a tidal wave of big promises and sinking into oblivion once the reality invariably fails to meet the big expectations. Each year throws a new diet plan onto magazine covers. Low fat! No, now it's low carb! Who can keep up? One thing's for sure: with...

2012-07-24 02:28:41

LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Milton Owens, Well Known Bariatric Surgeon, Introduces Innovative "Inverted Corner Gastric Sleeve technique," An advanced technique that makes weight loss surgery even safer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120724/CG44089) A new technique for Gastric Sleeve surgery has been published in SOARD, the premier weight loss journal of The Society for Obesity and Related Diseases. The "Inverted Corner Gastric Sleeve" technique was...