LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience, skill, and compassion – these are the hallmarks of a superior weight loss surgery center, and you can find them all in abundance at Dr. Feiz & Associates. Patients who have gone to Dr. Feiz for gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or the Lap Band have gone on to recommend his practice to their friends, family members, and colleagues. Some of that positive word-of-mouth has highlighted Dr. Feiz's unrivaled experience with weight loss surgery. For example, he is one of a few select surgeons in the United States who is qualified to use the revolutionary STARR Treatment, a method that allows him to perform dramatic weight loss procedures like the Lap Band and sleeve gastrectomy surgery with only a SINGLE INCISION. Patients who undergo a so-called micro Lap Band or micro sleeve surgery recover faster, experience less post-operative discomfort, and have significantly less scarring (typically a single scar no larger in diameter than a grain of rice or a freckle). He employs advanced medical technology to accomplish this; indeed, the state-of-the-art facilities available at Dr. Feiz & Associates is another key ingredient of their stellar track record that grateful patients have pointed to in their glowing testimonials. Last, but certainly not least, patients have commented enthusiastically about Dr. Feiz's personal approach to their treatment, in stark contrast to their experiences with many other surgeons. Consider this sad truth: too many bariatric surgeons treat their patients like products on a factory assembly line. These kind of medical practitioners think their job is done after they've closed you up and wheeled you into the recovery room. Fortunately, there are also reputable doctors who are truly committed to their patients, who see their patients as more than the sum of their medical history. These doctors, like the experts at Dr. Feiz & Associates, are in it for the long haul. From the moment that you first meet them for a FREE initial consultation on weight loss in Los Angeles, to the day of the surgery itself, and on through the months and years that follow, Dr. Michael Feiz and his team will stand by your side. That kind of enduring compassion is essential to the long-term success of any weight loss patient. What is the moral of this story? Quite simply, know your surgeon. Dr. Feiz considers himself more than just a pit stop on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. He has dedicated himself to being a guide who helps lead you on that journey, from beginning to end.