LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There are simply amazing things happening in bariatric surgery right now. At the most prestigious medical centers in America – medical centers like Dr. Feiz & Associates in Beverly Hills – breakthrough techniques are making surgical approaches to weight loss in Los Angeles easier to realize than ever before. The lead surgeon at this center, a physician named Dr. Michael Feiz, is one of a few select surgeons in the nation who is qualified to use the STARR Treatment, a method that allows surgical operations like gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and the Lap Band in Beverly Hills to be performed with a SINGLE INCISION. With the STARR Treatment, the patient experiences a speedier, less painful recovery, and enjoys virtually no scarring. Typically, there may be a single scar no larger than a grain of rice or a freckle. Imagine it: dramatic weight loss without a lot of painful downtime and gruesome scars. Of course, as advanced as the surgical process become, the surgeon's scalpel is still not a silver bullet. Keeping off that weight requires commitment from the patient, and it also requires that the doctors stay involved long after the patient is wheeled into the recovery room. Dr. Feiz and his team of highly trained and experienced medical professionals help their patients plan and implement proven strategies for a healthy lifestyle. They put their patients in contact with dedicated nutritional experts, and bring them back for regular follow-ups. When you come to Dr. Feiz & Associates, you enter into a long-term relationship that you can rely on for years to come. In the end, only you can decide if you're ready for bariatric surgery. The doctors can help determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a particular weight loss procedure, and they can give plenty of advice, but you have to decide if you're prepared to do what's necessary to reclaim your life and start living healthier.