Life-changing, life-giving results - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Life-changing, life-giving results

Weight loss surgery isn't just about going from a size 20 to a size 10, getting a new wardrobe and looking great, it's about restoring health and a better quality of life. It can save your marriage, help your career and even save your life.  Obesity is a serious progressive condition. It causes life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Those who are morbidly obese live 20 years less than the average person. The war on obesity is literally a war for survival.

At SWS, Dr. Felix Spiegel and Associates along with their staff (most of whom are weight loss surgery patients) celebrate each patients' accomplishments every step of the way.

"It's incredibly gratifying to see my patients reduce or eliminate their need for prescription medications and become free from conditions like back pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, and acid reflux" says Dr. Spiegel.

"It's just as amazing to see my patients regain the ability to perform simple tasks that many of us take for granted, like tying their shoes. They're able to fit into that new car they've been wanting and play with their kids."

Another benefit of weight loss is additional time and money to do the things you love. Along with a new, healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, weight loss surgery patients often no longer need to spend time going to pharmacies and to their doctor every other week to have their blood sugar or blood pressure checked. Many save hundreds of dollars a month by getting off prescription drugs.

Comprehensive Care, Lifetime Change

At Surgical Weight-loss Specialists Dr. Spiegel and Associates offer a comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery. Committed to taking care of his patients' total needs with respect to weight loss, SWS gives them the tools and resources required to succeed. Dr. Felix Spiegel and Associates act as their comprehensive support system. A step-by-step program includes access to nutritionists, psychologists and support groups every month hosted by Dr. Spiegel himself.

Surgical Weight-loss Specialists understand that obesity is complex. It's hereditary and behavioral. It's a physical and psychological addiction to food.  Dr. Spiegel has an undergraduate degree in psychology and an extensive background in nutrition so he addresses weight loss on all levels with all SWS patients for the best possible outcome. Surgery is a tool and one of the first steps in your journey, but surgery alone is not enough. Patients must be committed to changing their lifestyle and breaking bad habits, Dr. Felix Spiegel and Associates are here to help you with this.

Unlike other surgical procedures that require a couple of follow-up appointments with your surgeon, weight-loss surgery is different. At SWS Dr. Spiegel and Associates strive to create a close, long-lasting relationship with each patient. Dr. Spiegel or his Associates personally performs band adjustments and all follow-ups on all weight reduction surgery procedures instead of handing his patients off to someone else for follow-up care. Dr. Felix Spiegel and Associates are accessible to patients 24 hours a day through his office or on his personal cell phone after hours.

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