Constance lost 75 pounds with a sleeve gastrectomy and said goodbye to her diabetes.
Los Angeles based weight loss clinic Dr. Feiz & Associates says that the study adds to growing mass of evidence pointing to the reliability of procedures like sleeve gastrectomy….which can often end up costing insurers and others enormous sums.
LOS ANGELES April 27, 2018
An April 19 article on News Medical reports on a study in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS) which found evidence that weight loss procedures may have led to a substantial increase in cost-efficiency within the UK National Health Service (NHS). The study concluded that these procedures are, “cost-effective over 10 years and can save healthcare systems money over a lifetime.” Los Angeles based weight loss clinic Dr. Feiz & Associates says that the study adds to growing mass of evidence pointing to the reliability of procedures like sleeve gastrectomy in terms of preventing serious health impacts that can severely harm a patient’s quality of life and can often end up costing insurers and others enormous sums.
Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that people with serious health concerns related to their obesity tend to think mainly about the length of their lives and, often, worry almost as much about the financial cost. The clinic notes, however, that patients often realize only too late that the quality of life is just as important. One all too frequent example of a condition that can both shorten a life span and seriously harm its quality is the many patients who develop type 2 diabetes and hypertension as a result of obesity. When these conditions are not well controlled, patients can find themselves with permanent kidney failure, typically requiring dialysis for roughly nine-hours a week, as well as multiple unpleasant symptoms and side effects of treatments. Also, many patients with type 2 diabetes also eventually face the risk of a losing a foot to necrosis. Needless to say, treating these ailments is also incredibly costly both to patients and health care providers. They can also make it impossible for patients to hold down a job. Preventing these problems leads obviously to significant savings and benefits, aside from preventing a great deal of trauma.
Of course, many other difficult conditions accompany obesity that are often much more immediate than kidney and cardiac problems, says Dr. Feiz & Associates. While a great many people eventually develop some level of arthritis as they age, obesity can dramatically amplify the problem by placing more weight on the joints and increasing the level of pain to a great degree. Again, this can be expensive to treat and make working for a living very difficult. The good news, says Dr. Feiz & Associates, is that a weight loss procedure can make it vastly easier to permanently defeat obesity. The clinic adds that the more sobering news is that, while weight loss surgery can dramatically reduce nagging cravings for food, it is not magic and still requires serious effort from the patient to readjust his or her attitude towards food. Fortunately, the great majority of people are able to achieve a significant improvement in their overall health and quality of life, with the help of qualified health care professionals, says Dr. Feiz & Associates.
To learn more about bariatric surgeries, please phone Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit the clinic’s site at http://www.drfeiz.com/.
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