Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Study Demonstrates Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Several times a month, a study is released that adds to the already favorable cost-benefit analysis of weight loss surgery in Los Angeles. This week, a study was released in the Journal of the American Medical Association which showed that, over a 14 year period, obese patients who had undergone weight loss surgery were 53 percent less likely to die from a disease attributed to obesity. The report also indicated that age was not a big concern when considering the health benefits. It was seen that older men recover from the surgery just as well as young obese women. No one is too old for a healthy lifestyle!

The study also showed that bariatric surgery is safer now than it ever was. According to the study, the risk of patient death after bariatric surgery was lower in the five year period from 2006 to 2011 compared to 200 to 2005. Even better, Dr. Feiz & Associates has a zero percent mortality rate across hundreds of patients. Much of this has to do with the fact that Dr. Feiz has mastered the minimally invasive laparoscopic method of performing bariatric surgery. Dr. Feiz is the safe choice for an already safe procedure.

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