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Weight Loss Surgery May Be as Equally Beneficial for Teens as for Adults
Date:11/8/2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adolescents and their parents are increasingly interested in such procedures as sleeve gastrectomy and a study conducted by Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg is backing them up. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS and his medical colleagues are getting more queries about the benefits of FDA compliant lap band procedures and other serious questions related to bariatric procedures from teenagers and their parents than ever before. The questions that Dr. Feiz and his colleagues are getting can be quite intense, including whether lap band removal followed up by a gastric sleeve conversion might be a possibility for their teens further on down the road. Questions regarding the advisability of gastric sleeve vs. lap band procedures are also quite common.

The curiosity is far from idle. The Sahlgrenska Academy study found that severely obese youngsters between the ages of 13 and 18 who had weight loss surgery enjoyed average weight losses of roughly 200-300 pounds. The teens in the study appeared to have a corresponding decrease in risk factors for cardiovascular ailments. Moreover, the teens in question reported an unsurprisingly improvement in the general quality of their lives.  While weight issues can be devastating for people of all ages, teenagers may suffer social and psychological consequences. Bullying may sometimes be a serious issue.

Dr. Feiz and Associates have already helped a number of very obese teens whose weight issues have proven resistant to such traditional solutions as exercise and a reduced caloric intake. While bariatric surgeons were once slow to pursue surgical options for patients under 18 years of age, more and more it appears that patients who have already pursued numerous weight loss options while remaining extremely overweight may well be good candidates for bariatric solutions. As a pioneer in such less invasive options as the lap band and the gastric sleeve, Dr. Michael Feiz is widely regarded as very possibly the nation's leading bariatric surgeon for all age groups.

Boasting a zero mortality rate, Dr. Feiz has produced outstanding outcomes in innumerable patients. The doctor is noted for his sensitive and compassionate approach to patients and he understands that teenagers may suffer from stronger and more intense psychological consequences from obesity than many older patients. Patients of all ages have praised his ability to explain the likely outcomes of surgical procedures in a manner that is both informative and reassuring.

For more information on weight loss procedures and to find out which ones might be appropriate for you or your teenage child, please contact Dr. Feiz and Associates. You can reach his office at 310-817-6911 or visit his web site at www.drfeiz.com.

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