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The University Herald reports that a recent study found that a patient’s negative feelings about their weight could have a significant effect on their success after weight loss surgery. Further still, those who are highly vulnerable to negative feelings about their weight are also more likely to suffer from serious issues like low self-esteem and even depression. Fortunately, leading bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., understands these issues and is ready to help his patients ensure the most successful possible outcomes to weight loss procedures.

Jersey Governor Chris Christie has an entire state to run, is constantly dodging questions about his presidential ambitions and is one of the nation's most outspoken and controversial figures. Recently Governor Christie announced that he has lost 85 pounds since his lap band weight loss procedure last year. Equally outspoken comedian Rosie O’Donnell, who recently returned to The View after a long absence, joins him with her recently announced loss of 53 pounds since last July.

Sitting all day and leading an inactive lifestyle can have harmful, long-term effects on our health. Especially with office jobs, it is important to try to stay active!

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Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 2014 – Writing for two of the leading medical journals, BMJ and JAMA, medical investigators Dr. David Arterburn and Dr. Anita Courcoulas recently took up the question of whether weight loss surgery is needed for severely obese individuals. As explained in an article on the Group Health Research Institute website, they found that a review of the available information offers "growing evidence that bariatric surgery can prolong life and prompt reductions in weight and associated conditions like diabetes and heart attacks." In the face of this reality, Michael Feiz, M.D. and his team at Dr. Feiz and Associates urge severely obese people to put aside questionable weight loss methods and seriously explore truly viable medical options like bariatric weight loss procedures.

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Bariatric surgery has given many individuals the feeling that they have a second chance at life. After years, even decades, of struggling with obesity, many find relief by turning to this tested and proven weight loss procedure.

Los Angeles, CA, June 10, 2014 – Leading bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is looking very closely at an exciting new study from the Cleveland Clinic that indicates weight loss procedures performed by a gastric sleeve or lap band surgeon may have a dramatic impact on the health of severely obese sufferers of type 1 diabetes.

Bariatric surgery can be a wonderful tool for individuals who are severely obese and have been unable to address their condition through diet, exercise, medicine, and counseling. The procedure is appropriate for individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or above, classifying them as very severely obese, or a BMI of over 35, severely obese, if they have an obesity-related disease. While the procedure has high rates of success, it is not a magic bullet and patients need to commit to a proper diet, exercise, and supplement use after the procedure.

At nearly 400 lbs and struggling to play with his young kids, MasterChef Graham Elliot decided to make a significant change in his life and have weight loss surgery. We wondered if a man who built a career on food would still be able to taste the richness of his work after the surgery, so we asked some of our LocateADoc.com doctors what affect would the surgery have on the diet of patients like the TV chef.