Obesity, a condition associated with excessive fat and a body mass index (BMI) that is measured at 30 or higher, can lead to many adverse effects on the overall health of a person. Obesity can result from a number of controllable and uncontrollable factors such as genetic predisposition, increased fat from consuming too many calories, not getting enough sleep, leading a sedentary lifestyle, and medical conditions among others. For many, losing weight can be done by simply adopting a healthier lifestyle with proper diet and exercise. However, for many others achieving a desired weight loss goal requires more than exercise, diet and enough sleep.
Las Vegas Bariatrics offers superior Bariatric Surgery and other services to help patients lose weight fast and curb obesity. At Las Vegas Bariatrics, our mission is to help people facing obesity achieve a health and wellness and a new lease on life.
Medical Weight Loss
A primary focus of Dr. Bernie Hanna and his team at Las Vegas Bariatrics is to help patients find a program that will help them to achieve their desired weight along with the support needed to help them go beyond a program and commit to leading a healthier lifestyle. We offer several weight loss options, all under the direction of our certified dietician, including supervised diet plans, nutritional supplements, vitamins, probiotics, protein meal replacements, antioxidants and mila.
Obesity & Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is an operation performed on the intestines or stomach to aid in weight loss for people who are extremely obese. This surgery is for patients who cannot lose weight through traditional methods of weight loss and for people who suffer from health problems related to obesity.
Bariatric surgery is an recommended primarily for adults who have severe obesity with a BMI higher than 30 and are experiencing health problems including heart disease, severe sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. Losing weight allows a person to have a healthier and longer life as many health problems go away or improve.
This type of surgery promotes restriction of food intake which is essential for weight loss. This procedure can help patients lose up to two-thirds of the excess weight in approximately two years. Also, it changes how the small intestine and stomach handle the food you take helping patients to lose excess pounds and achieve a healthier lifestyle. After this procedure, the smaller stomach pouch is stretched stimulating nerves that inform the brain that the stomach is full. This results in reduced food intake and the absorption of fewer calories.
Gastric Band Surgery
According to recent statistics, a high percentage of the American population meets obesity criteria. Although a healthy lifestyle is the first choice in curbing obesity, bariatric surgery including gastric band surgery is on the rise assisting countless women and men to attain a healthy weight safely.
Dr. Bernie Hanna, an experienced bariatric surgeon in Las Vegas, customizes the surgical process along with a closely monitored post-operative recovery in order to help patients achieve remarkable results. This procedure creates a smaller stomach pouch by wrapping an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach to limit the amount of food eaten at once. Moreover, this process is reversible and is suitable for patients who weigh more than 100 pounds over the ideal body weight. Commitment is critical in undertaking this procedure, and the patient is expected to adhere to healthy eating habits onwards.
Las Vegas is one of the top touristic destinations with many people heading to the region for the high quality services and amenities available including medical facilities. The price for weight loss surgery encompasses the surgical facility, psychological and nutritional evaluation, bariatric surgery, one month of meal replacements and vitamins supply, and both post and pre-operation monitoring. With Las Vegas Bariatrics, you can make arrangements that will combine our surgical treatments with an exciting Las Vegas vacation.