About

Las Vegas Bariatric Center of Excellence

Dr. Bernie Hanna operates out of two ASMBS accredited Bariatric Centers of Excellence.  At Las Vegas Bariatrics we have created an environment that is friendly and service oriented. Our staff is always approachable and available to meet your needs.  We focus on quality.

We are committed to our patients over the long term and follow them indefinitely, which increases your chances of long-term success. In sticking with the program our patients will experience excellent outcomes over time.

Dr. Bernie HannaDr. Bernie Hanna

Dr. Bernie Hanna is a well-respected Las Vegas bariatric surgery and general surgery provider who has practiced in the Las Vegas Valley since 2000. He completed his undergraduate work at Barry University in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Howard University Medical School and General Surgery residency program. Dr. Hanna currently serves as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He has also served as part of the trauma surgery team at University Medical Center.

Dr. Hanna received “Top Surgeon” honors in 2002, 2003, 2011, and achieved the “Top Doctor” award for 2006 and 2007. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgeons, a member of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the Nevada State Medical Association, Clark County Medical Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Our Staff

As practice manager, Carmen Tellez, with her mCarmenany years of experience, sees that LVB runs smoothly and efficiently, making sure that our patients ex
perience the friendly service that they deserve. In addition to being bilingual, she brings many other attributes to our weight loss surgery Las Vegas practice to ensure that our patients are given the best in quality care that anyone can provide. Her passion and her commitment are tireless, leaving no stone unturned. This sets us apart.

Joey Sjostrom is our Registered Dietitian. After graduating from the University of Joey SjostromNebraska in Lincoln with her Bachelors Degree in Nutritional Science and Dietetics, she completed her Dietetic Internship in Stockton, California.

Joey will work with you closely every step of the way on this journey. You will see Joey before and after surgery and she will give you all the information you need to know to maintain a healthy diet before and after surgery.

Angela VazquezAngela has attended the Everest College and wants to continue school to become a registered nurse. She is bilingual. She is the lead Bariatric Coordinator. She will make sure that your experience and journey to good health is seamless. She will schedule your appointments and maintain timely communication between you and the practice. She is the friendly voice on the other end of the telephone.

Rae is a confident and fully qualified medical assistant with 9 years experience inRazhane Vargas the medical field. She is responsible for verifying insurance coverage and benefits as well as triaging patients during their time of appointment. She is well trained in managing our on-line scheduling and having the knowledge to perform other administrative and clinical tasks to help keep our office running smoothly. Her proper attitude and experience with friendly customer service gives our office a better work environment. Rae is Bilingual in English and Tagalog.

Assistant Bariatric Coordinator

Kyra graduated from Carrington College as a Certified Medical Assistant, top of her class with a 3.9 GPA. She is the assistant Bariatric Coordinator. She is fully knowledgeable of the questions and answers that patients have regarding Bariatric procedures. She’s also in charge of medical records and gives a helping hand around the office to assist anyone with anything they need.

screenshot-2016-11-01-at-11-05-55-amJocelyne is a graduate of Milan Institute. As a Medical Assistant she has the knowledge and kills to provide quality patient care. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is the friendly voice on the phone that will schedule your visits and collect the important information required to see Dr. Hanna. During your visit she will be the first one to greet you and ensure you that you experience with Las Vegas Bariatrics is a smooth one.

Rose Clayton, Medical AssistantRose is a graduate from Nevada Career Institute. She is a very well qualified, confident, high-spirited assistant who is knowledgeable in both our front and back office when it comes to patient care. She is always willing and able to help any patient in all areas of their experience here at Las Vegas Bariatrics.  She is a highly punctual team player that is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Rose is Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Rose Clayton, Medical AssistantRose is a graduate from Nevada Career Institute. She is a very well qualified, confident, high-spirited assistant who is knowledgeable in both our front and back office when it comes to patient care. She is always willing and able to help any patient in all areas of their experience here at Las Vegas Bariatrics.  She is a highly punctual team player that is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Rose is Bilingual in English and Spanish.