In one day Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. changed the life of three women in the Colone family.
Renowned weight loss specialist, Dr. Feiz operated on Crystal Colone who underwent a lap-band revision to gastric sleeve and her two daughters, Candra, 19 and Clarissa. 20, who both underwent the gastric sleeve procedure, all at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.
This amazing day of back-to-back procedures was documented on the television program “The Doctors” Monday, February 24th. Collectively, Candra and Clarissa have lost more than 125 lbs in just five months, and Crystal is now at her goal weight after a disappointing and failed procedure performed by another surgeon.
Clarissa and Candra had been struggling for years with morbid obesity, much like their mother. The sisters suffered from ailments including vascular disorders, severe sleep apnea, asthma, hypertension and pre-diabetes. In addition to the medical conditions, both women experienced such intense bullying that Candra chose home-schooling during middle school and high school to avoid emotional distress.
Post-surgery, Candra and Clarissa have more energy and are able to exercise and enjoy more active social lives as well. Candra is looking forward to stepping out in a bikini this summer and Clarissa is happy to be in a serious relationship with a new boyfriend.
Dr. Feiz and Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital are thrilled to share the success of the Colone family with the millions of viewers of “The Doctors”, and to provide an opportunity to help educate the community on the health benefits of weight loss surgery. They hope that more people will see how they too can begin new lives with the help of advanced and safe surgical procedures.