Weight Loss Surgery During The Holidays May Be Counterproductive

Weight loss during the holiday season may be counterproductive, as other complications can arise due to overindulgence, according to Los Angeles physician.

This is one of the toughest times of the year for those with weight problems. Office parties and family parties make it almost impossible not to gain weight.

However, if you are considering surgery for weight loss, there are certain things you should be aware of.

First, you must discuss your whole health history with your doctor and evaluate if you need to have surgery or you can manage a diet and exercise program for weight loss.

If your doctor determines you are a good candidate for surgery there are a few you can research. Gastric sleeve and lap band seem to be the most popular right now, but your doctor will recommend the one that suits you best.

At the Dr. Feiz and Associates center for sleeve gastrectomies, bypasses, and lap band surgery in Southern California, they strongly caution severely obese patients to take things as easy as possible, especially if they are currently suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Binge eating during the holidays (or at any time) before surgery can lead to dangerous blood sugar spikes, among other symptoms.

Dr. Michael Feiz is a widely respected expert in laparoscopic procedures, and is known as the physician patients trust the most in the Los Angeles area when it comes to gastric sleeve or lap weight loss surgery.

His record of success in helping patients maintain their weight loss speaks for itself and as such makes Dr. Feiz one of the most reputable names in this area of medicine.

Among other things Dr. Feiz has been extremely successful in permanently defeating diabetes as well as high blood pressure and numerous other risk factors.

But even his outstanding performance can make the physician shy away from performing a weight loss surgery this time of year or in early 2014.

Sudden increases in blood sugar and blood pressure caused by excessive indulgence in rich holiday food, sweets, and alcoholic beverages are some of the reasons cited by doctors as reasons to delay weight loss surgeries.

Patients need to go into a very low calorie diet prior to surgery followed by a pre-surgery all-liquid diet, and no food at all just before the procedure.

Dr. Feiz and Associates strongly recommend that patients who are planning on weight loss surgery start scaling back their eating as soon as possible, according to Yahoo! News.