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  • DOCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D, Bariatric Surgeon

    Dr. Michael Feiz & Associates , Offices in California: Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks, Carson, Pasadena, Oxnard, Lancaster, Valencia, Encino, Huntington Beach, Rancho Cucamonga, and Bakerfield

  • LocateADoc.com Announces New Medical Advisory Board Members

    LocateADoc.com is proud to announce the appointment of 15 new members to its Medical Advisory Board. The LocateADoc Medical Advisory Board is compiled of a small group of elite medical industry professionals in the fields of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Infertility (IVF), Anti-Aging, Urology, Weight Loss, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Chiropractic Care, and Acupuncture from around the country.

  • Body Contouring: Re-Shaping the Body After Bariatric Surgery

    Following weeks of recovery after major surgery, the last thing most people want to think about is doing it again. If you are bariatric patient coming off of weight loss surgery, however, chances are this may be one of the first things on your mind. After the extreme weight loss that follows bariatric surgery, 100 pounds or more in many instances, skin is left loose and saggy; excess tissue hangs from the abdomen below the belt line, and the hope of being able to finally feel comfortable in "normal" clothes is postponed by hanging flesh that just doesn't seem to fit on your much slimmer frame. Many patients like this turn to plastic surgery to help contour the body, giving shape to their new form. If you've experienced a significant amount of weight loss and are uncomfortable with the excess skin left behind contact plastic surgery doctors in your area and find out what options are best for you.

  • Dr. Thomas Clark on 8 Ways to Get Smart about Weight Loss Goal Setting

    8 Ways to Get Smart about Goal Setting Picture - LocateADoc.comWeight-loss goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Well-planned weight loss goals provide a plan that keeps you focused and motivated. Poorly planned goals, on the other hand, are unrealistic and almost impossible to achieve. If you set unrealistic goals, you will probably end up frustrated and discouraged and decide to quit all your efforts to lose weight. These tips will help you create well-planned weight loss goals that will have you on the path to weight loss success:

  • Cost of Bariatric Surgery: How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost?

    Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, can be a fairly expensive procedure with an average price ranging from $20,000 to $35,000+. LAP-BAND surgery is slightly less expensive than the typical gastric bypass procedure, with the average price ranging from $17,000 to $30,000+.

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    A recent survey of 23,000 obese individuals showed that 60 percent are not taking any steps to lose weight. This has interesting implications for the professionals and individuals that work to conquer obesity. The 60 percent surveyed that were not taking steps to lose weight is particularly alarming. Being obese can lead to a variety of health issues, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, metabolic syndrome, abnormal blood fats, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and gallstones among others. It can also raise the risk of certain cancers, including colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder. Obesity can also cause reproductive problems for women.

  • Photo of Harmful Effects of Sedentary Job LocateADoc

    If you are like many people in the American workforce, you have a job that requires you to sit at a desk for 40 hours - or more - every single week. People who remain sedentary for such long periods of time can face long term risks to their general health and wellness.

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