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.
Board-Certified Dr. Feiz is a 2013 Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Beverly Hills region, one of few with such a distinction