Las Vegas Bariatrics Blog

21Apr, 2017

Recovery from Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Pain & Other Fun Things

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Recovering from surgery is always a step-by-step process. Here is a rundown of how recovery from gastric sleeve surgery usually goes, including pain, diet, activity, and more. Weight-Loss Surgery and Recovery: What to Expect The Day of Your Surgery When your bariatric surgery is over, the pain will be moderate. You will still be hooked up to an IV and receive pain medication that way. You probably won’t feel like eating. Activity is incredibly important after surgery. It’s vital to get moving and walk, even though it will be difficult. […]
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7Apr, 2017

6 Tips for Before and After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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Undergoing weight-loss surgery is a big decision. Here are some important tips for both before and after your procedure to help you have the smoothest experience possible. Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery: How to Prepare Be Mentally Prepared This surgery will change your life in a number of ways. Being mentally prepared means understanding exactly how your body will change as well as being committed to changing your lifestyle once the surgery is performed. Be Physically Prepared There are things you can do to lower the risks of going under the […]
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6Mar, 2017

The Top Bariatric Surgery: Why Gastric Sleeve Surgery Is So Beneficial

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Bariatric surgery is becoming more popular as a weight-loss solution, and there are many types of bariatric surgery. One of the top surgeries in this category is gastric sleeve surgery. What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery & How Does It Differ From Other Bariatric Surgeries? A sleeve Gastrectomy is where a bariatric surgeon removes up to 80 percent of the patient’s stomach. The remaining twenty percent is tubular-shaped. The shape, as well as the reduction in stomach size, restricts the amount of food a patient can eat. This allows the patient […]
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Medical Tourism
19Jul, 2016

Medical Tourism

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During the search for an accredited bariatric center, you may find it difficult to locate one with good reviews in your vicinity. This does not mean you should settle for an office simply because it is close; rather, have you considered medical tourism? Medical tourism refers to the travel of other people to another country or even something a little more local – such as another state – so that their needs can be met. In the field of bariatrics, it is highly important to locate a doctor who has your best interests in mind, […]
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Gastric Sleeve
19Jul, 2016

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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During your search for weight loss solutions, you may have come across a technique known as gastric sleeve surgery. This has proven to be a very effective form of treatment for many people, but as with any type of surgery, it is important to do your research (and even call Las Vegas Bariatrics to arrange for a consultation!) so as to make certain this is the right approach for you. A small summary of a few key points to research regarding gastric sleeve surgery are as follows: 1) Gastric sleeve surgery is an operation […]
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Gastric Band
14Jun, 2016

Revision weight loss surgery

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Is The Gastric Band falling out of favor? In recent years surgeons have been turning to The Gastric Sleeve as the procedure of choice for weight loss. For many patients undergoing gastric band surgery the weight loss has been disappointing and unrewarding. Even after having multiple band fills patients have not successfully lost weight or have actually regained weight. If your gastric band has failed, doctor Hanna has a solution for you. Patients travel from all over the country and internationally to be under the care of Doctor Hanna.Doctor Hanna has been voted […]
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Weight Loss Surgery Vacations
22Jan, 2016

Weight Loss Surgery Vacations A Dream Come True

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Lately, a variety of horror stories circulated in the media about foreign doctors messing up a surgery or misdiagnosing a patient have led to apprehensions among Americans towards medical treatment abroad. But, the high costs of weight loss surgery in the U.S generally allow it to be hard for a lot of Americans to available surgery in their home country. Those people who are not insured by a medical insurance to insure their surgery find it even tougher to afford the expensive surgery in the U.S. Thus, is there an alternative […]
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Weight Loss Surgery
19Nov, 2015

Are You a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

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Are You a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery? Bariatric (weight loss) surgery has been a lifesaver for millions of people in the U.S. There are several kinds of bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, which are collectively referred to as bariatric surgery. A medical weight loss program is often the first step for patients who have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight on their own. A medical weight loss program typically involves a combination of supervised diet plans, nutritional supplements, vitamins and antioxidants, probiotics, and, in some cases, protein meal replacements. […]
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U.S. Medical Tourism Advantage
19Nov, 2015

The U.S. Medical Tourism Advantage: Stats & Facts

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Medical Tourism to Las Vegas Provides Care Advantage The United States leads the world in medical technology and innovation. That’s why it is little wonder that more than 800,000 people came to America last year for treatment of various conditions. Las Vegas, already a tourist mecca for its shows and casinos, is swiftly moving to dominate the medical tourism industry. The city is home to several top clinics and health care providers, and thousands of the world’s top medical minds travel to Las Vegas each year for medical conferences. Medical […]
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Medical Tourism
19Nov, 2015

What Is Medical Tourism?

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Medical tourism isn’t new, but it is becoming more popular. Advances in both travel options and medical technology have more people looking outside of their own country of residence to obtain the medical care they need. Medical Tourism Defined Medical tourism is the act of traveling to a different area in order to seek out medical care. Many people travel to different countries, while others travel not just to different countries, but also to different continents. Why Do People Travel for Medical Care? The reasons that people travel from one […]
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