By: Jeremy Morris, Associate Editor, USDR
Dr. Michael Feiz and his medical staff have helped countless women and men fight obesity with such techniques as sleeve gastrectomy surgery, lap band, and gastric bypass. Now, they would like to remind the public of one of the less widely reported health risks associated with obesity. While numerous organizations and celebrities have done great work increasing awareness of the risks of breast cancer, there has been relatively little coverage of the strong link between this particularly dangerous form of cancer and obesity in post-menopausal women. The good news is that the increasing popularity of procedures such as lap band surgery offers great hope to the severely obese who have heretofore been unsuccessful losing weight.
As the disease of obesity spreads worldwide, the number of breast cancers among women continues to increase. Numerous clinical studies have pointed to a number of risk factors for breast cancer that are directly weight related, including a sedentary life-style and a diet dominated by unhealthy foods. Much of this was pointed out recently by authors Nancy Kushner and Robert Kushner in the summer 2013 issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine. With as many as 70 percent of post-menopausal women dealing with some degree of obesity, the article makes clear that breast cancer risk is obviously a very important matter for world health. It also explains that weight loss at any age can make all the difference.
The good news for women with serious weight problems is that outstanding weight loss practitioners like Dr. Feiz & Associates really can help. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is one of the nation’s finest bariatric surgeons and a renowned expert who understands all aspects of weight loss procedures, including the finer points of lap band vs gastric sleeve surgery; his clinic has helped countless patients who have been otherwise unable to achieve lasting weight loss success. Many of Dr. Feiz’s patients have endured years of “yo-yo” dieting, trying their best with constant exercise, questionable diet pills, and countless other techniques, only to be defeated by constant, often hormonally driven, urges to eat.
Dr. Feiz has helped people of all ages and genders, but he has a long track record of success with women who will now have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer as they get older. April Campbell and Kathleen Resnick, for example, both obtained lap band surgery – the least invasive option – in March and June of 2011 respectively. Since then, Ms. Campbell has lost a truly impressive 70 pounds while Ms. Resnick lost an astonishing 122 pounds. Thanks to the power of the surgery and the post-surgical support offered by the outstanding medical staff at Dr. Feiz and Associates, innumerable patients like them have finally found a way to permanently change their lives for the better.
Breast cancer is, of course, only one of many illnesses that can devastate the life of extremely overweight people. Bariatric surgery has offered a way out for countless women and men of all ages. To find out if a bariatric procedure is right for you, please contact Dr. Feiz & Associates at www.DrFeiz.com or by phone at 310-817-6911 to inquire about a free educational seminar.